Title: Small Talk. Tauchnitz Edition of British and American Authors, Volume 5319.
Publisher:  Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig , 1938, 1938
Seller ID: 97131
NICOLSON, Harold. Small Talk. Leipzig : Bernhard Tauchnitz, n.d. [1938?]. Pp -.(2). 8vo, white card covers.
Tauchnitz Edition of British and American Authors, Volume 5319.
Todd & Bowden Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841 - 1955 : A Bibliographical History p.764.
Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO, CMG (b. November 21, 1886, Tehran, Persian Empire – d. May 1,1968, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent).
“Mr. Harold Nicolson's volume of essays ranges in topic from Christmas trees to English cant and from Lord Byron's valet to the differences between English and American humour. The son of one of England's ambassadors at the Russian Imperial Court, the author has travelled much and met most of the great men of our day. His recollection of Lord Balfour in Paris, his meeting in Teheran with the 'Man who knew Everybody' including Pierpoint Morgan, Oscar Wilde and André Gide , are some of the pearls in this delightful book. Best of all perhaps are his reminiscences of Edwardian England in which his family played so active a part. 'These twenty-six essays,' writes Time and Tide, 'are exquisitely right as well as felicitous, urbane, pointed and deliciously humorous.” - from the dj.
A Defence of Shyness
A Vision of America
American and English Humour
Mr. William Fletcher [valet to Lord Byron]
The Edwardian Week-End
Our Youngers and Betters
On Being Efficient
What Struck Me Most in America
On Telling the Truth
On Being Polite
Good Taste and Bad
The Travelling Companion
The Man Who Knew Everybody [on Julius Beningsen]
How to Read Books
Americans and Ourselves
In Defence of the American Man
On Learning Foreign Languages
How to Write Books
Cure for Overwork
Fête de la Victoire.
Spine ends nibbled (?), lower margin browned, foxing to half-title page, else good in browned, foxed and top of spine damaged dustjacket. 60.00