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Bemelmans, Ludwig. Life Class.

Illus. with drawings by Bemelmans. Jacket. First Edition. NY: Viking, 1938.

A moving and funny portrait of the staff behind the doors of Hotel Splendide. "Backstage, behind the potted palms and service doors, a hotel has a personality, which its guests never see. It is a realm of fantastic hierarchies, where in a babel of tongues the cuinary and the administrative forces wage and unceasing, bitter, and sometimes bloody war." Sunning to jacket spine, mild chipping to jacket spine ends, else very good and bright. 

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