The Snob Spotter's Guide" by Philippe Jullian | Books | Matters of Style, LLC

The Snob Spotter's Guide" by Philippe Jullian | Books | Matters of Style, LLC

Fans of witty commentary about etiquette and society will be enraptured by The Snob Spotter's Guide. This rare book was written by Philippe Jullian, a French collector, painter, illustrator, art historian, biographer, novelist, aesthete, and dandy. In the late 50's he wrote a satire published in France as Dictionnaire du Snobisme. In 1958, it was published in English by Weindenfeld & Nicolson as The Snob Spotter’s Guide. It has humorous drawsings by Jullian as well as posts by friends including Cecil Beaton and Salvador Dali. Of course, the dust jacket featuring a crest with a cat in tails and a giraffe wearing a dress perfectly reflects the tongue-in-cheek humor to be found in the book.