Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit and Co., 1889. Hardcover. Small, green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on front cover, gilt design on back. Brown decorative endpapers. 64 pp. 7 BW illustrations. Large fold-out map tipped inside back cover. VG-. General wear and soiling to covers. Previous owner's name in pencil on title page. Spine is lightly shaken but still holds tight, decorative papers ripped along gutter in front of book, exposes some linen. Some foxing along page edging, but overall generally clean and tight except for general age coloring. Item #167533
A catalogue on aspects of the famous Bon Marche department store, including biographies of its founders, views, history, goods sold, the grand central staircase, public amuseuments, tramways around the building, and many other chapters discussing its presence in and influence on Paris.