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Chamonix, Mont-Blanc

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Published by F. Monnier, Photo-Sport, Chamonix, 1924
Condition: g to vg Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Oblong octavo. Unpaginated. [18] leaves (plates), as issued. Original printed wrappers. This photo-book is composed of 18 tissue-guarded duo-tone photogravures depicting views of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, more commonly known simply as Chamonix. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France, and was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924*. This book was likely sold as a souvenir during or shortly after the 1924 Olympic Games. Indeed, several of the venues used during the games are shown, and an Olympic flag appears in some images. In addition to general views of the area, there are images of ski jumping, figure skating, ice hockey, bob sledding, etc. Each photogravure is captioned in French. Some clear water-staining along edges of front cover, and fore-edge of fly leaf. Captions in French. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good condition. * The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the Ist Olympic Winter Games were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between January 25 and February 5, 1924. The Games were organized by the French Olympic Committee, and were in retrospect designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the Ist Olympic Winter Games (from Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 39241

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Title: Chamonix, Mont-Blanc

Publisher: F. Monnier, Photo-Sport, Chamonix

Publication Date: 1924

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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