New York/London: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [solid clean book, minor wear to extremities, slight bumping to bottom rear corner; jacket has small closed tears at a couple of folding points, a touch of soiling]. "Adventures of a gentleman gigolo. . . . the life and amorous exploits of Henry St. Aubin, who fought the World War triumphantly from the tents of Brightmouth. Chorus man and gigolo of inflammable elderly ladies, he trips his light fantastic toe through many a palais de danse, and through the gilded splendors of most of the European hotels de luxe. Of course, the ladies respond generously in the form of little gifts, but at last love comes to him in the Rolls-Royce of the chaste and lovely Victoria Virginia Artemisia Spanker. Burlesque? Of course, and hilarious on every pace. Here the Lounge Lizard exposes himself for the noble creature he is." The author was prolific and popular in his day, but as one source puts it, "few of his works have survived in reputation." . (Inventory #: 19571)
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