New York: The Vendome Press, 1979. Hardcover. With 245 black and white illustrations and 46 color plates. "The most beautiful [French houses] were chosen and photographed by the editors of Realites, adn among these most are here being reproduced in book form for the first time. To bring them to life, Claude Fregnac and Wayne Andrews have prepared a colorful and amusing text that is a capsule social history of Paris through the centuries, as well as a history of architecture and decoration" (jacket). Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor wear to edges of boards and bumping to corners. Clean and bright overall with small dampstain to top margin of some pages. In an illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Evidence of dampstain to top of spine panel of jacket and small drip mark to bottom of spine panel. 280 pages. ARCH/102618. Very Good / Very Good.