Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Joseph Pennell
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins and Joseph Pennell.
NIGHTS. ROME, VENICE IN THE AESTHETIC EIGHTIES; LONDON, PARIS IN THE FIGHTING NINETIES.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1916. Navy Cloth. Stated Second Edition. 314 pp. Sepia-tint photo ills. Cover has bright gilt front and spine. Lower corners slightly bumped. Teg; fore-and bottom edges untrimmed. Cover is ever-so-slightly scuffed. Pasted on fpd is a quote about a woman - unattributed. Contents are clean and tight on nice laid stock. Occasional pages unopened. Elizabeth Robins Pennell and her husband Joseph were respectively journalist and artist. Originally from Philadelphia, they took a working honeymoon to Europe and embarked on a lifestyle that took them back over and over until World War I loomed. This enchanting book is not the story of their working days, but rather their social evenings and the literary and art icons who were their friends. Traveling mostly by bicycle (originally a tandem tricycle!), they covered a country from one border to the other, establishing fond friendships and warm memories. Very Good.
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