Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1938. First Edition. Octavo. SIGNED by Beaton and inscribed "best wishes" with a flourish to the front endpaper. Beaton's paean to the splendors of 1930s New York with numerous lovely drawings and photographs, some of which belie Beaton's reputation as a chronicler of the good life and speak to the darker realities of the city. Light foxing to pastedowns and endpapers, small bookplate, else near fine in a bright, almost near fine jacket with a small chip to the top of the front panel by the spine gutter. Uncommon in jacket. Deserves inclusion in the New York canon.