Original, vintage poster. 62 × 99,5 cm. The official poster of the 1928 Summer Olympics, which was celebrated in Amsterdam. Joseph Johannes Rovers, the Dutch artist created the images of a muscular runner in white shirt in the front, and the stadium with its marathon tower, designed by Jan Wild for the Olympiad, in the background. For the first time on an official poster promoting the Olympics, the five rings logo can be seen on the flag. The rarest of all pre-World War II Olympic posters. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1928 IXe Olympiade Amsterdam
Publisher: Joh. Enschedé en Zonen (1928)
Publication Date: 1928
Book Condition: Folded. In fine condition.
Edition: Original, vintage poster.
Book Description Hersteller: Joh. Enschede en Zonen Haarlem. Nicht gelaufene, bestens erhaltene Karte Sprache: Deutsch Motiv: Offiz. Olympiaplakat (Läufer mit Stirnband). Bookseller Inventory # 5717
Book Description International Olympic Committee (Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen), Haarlem, 1928. Softcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Jos Rovers and Jan Wijga (illustrator). First Edition. 1928 IXe OLYMPIADE AMSTERDAM [cover title]. [1927 or 1928]. 38, pp. including numerous in-text illustrations, plus wrappers printed recto and verso and -page bifolium laid in containing two color plans. In French. Original pictorial color wrappers. Light wear, corner crease in upper corner of rear wrapper, else near fine. An rare guide to the 1928 Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam, with striking color lithographic covers. The front cover, by Jos Rovers, prints the IX Olympiade's official poster design featuring a runner near a coliseum, a Greek column, and an Olympic flag. The International Olympic Committee never ultimately received copyright to the image, which may account in part for the scarcity of this publication. The rear cover, designed by Jan Wijga, shows a worker's arm holding up a gear before the Dutch colors, advertising the 1928 Industrial Exposition in Rotterdam. The program's contents include lists of officials and dignitaries, comments by IOC President Comte de Baillet-Latour, a description of the Olympic stadium, and various additional articles, plans, and photographic illustrations. The removable pamphlet includes a color plan of "Amsterdam et ses environs," a folding color plan of Amsterdam proper, and a program for the 1928 Winter Olympics at St. Moritz, which had taken place earlier that year. The guide was produced by Joh. Enschedé and Sons, one of Holland's oldest and most prestigious printing firms. OCLC records no copies. Bookseller Inventory # 144
Book Description Amst., 1928. 32 pp. Ills. Softcover. Bookseller Inventory # 237000
Book Description Amst., 1928. 306 pp. Ills. Ill. Orig. dec. hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 254585
Book Description Amst., 1928. 45 pp. Ills. Softcover. - Very slightly spotted (minimal). Bookseller Inventory # 257251
Book Description Amst. 54 pp. & plts. Softcover. - Upper part of spine very slightly worn (minimal). Bookseller Inventory # 138700
Book Description Saint-Moritz - Amst., 1928. 64 pp. Ills. Softcover. Bookseller Inventory # 260903
Book Description [Druk de Bussy],, Amsterdam, 1928. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Exhibition catalogue. 54 + 49 p. +  p. supplement listing additional catalogue entries from France. 81 ill. Catalogue of over 700 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, posters and architecture from seventeen countries (Germany, United States, Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Latvia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, and Switzerland), including 76 entries from the United States, indexed by artist. Checkmarks and annotations opposite the American entries; one-inch marginal tear along backstrip. Exhibiting artists include Georg Grosz, Willy Baumeister, Childe Hassam, Arnold Breker, A.J. Munnings, Georg Kolbe, Tait McKenzie, Carl Rungius, Gerhard Marcks, Ernesto Fiori, Erich Heckel, Isaac Israels, Mainie Jellett, George Lambert, John Lavery, William Orpen, and many others. Checkmarks and annotations opposite the American entries; one-inch marginal tear along backstrip. Contemporary publications relating to the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games are scarce and among the most sought after; the catalogue of the art exhibition published in conjunction with the Games is one of the most elusive of these. Bookseller Inventory # 011532
Book Description Amsterdam, 1930. 1042 pp. Num. ills & 7 fold.apendixes. Or. h.cloth binding. - Spine-ends & corners sl. worn. Dedication in pen on first end-paper. Bookseller Inventory # 14285
Book Description Amst., 1930. 1042 pp. Num.ills & 7 fold. apendixes. Hardcover, corner sev. worn, discol. Bookseller Inventory # 111873