Le Tour De France. Paul Acker, Ardouin-Dumazet, Jacques des Gachons, Charles Geniaux, Charles Le Goffic, Charles Merki, Maurice Paillon, Emile Sedeyn, Henri Spont.
Le Tour De France
Le Tour De France
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Le Tour De France
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Le Tour De France
Le Tour De France
Le Tour De France
Le Tour De France
Le Tour De France
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Le Tour De France

Le Tour De France

Paris: Publication du Tour de France, 1911. First Edition, First Printing. Wrappers. A remarkable Fine copy of the first edition, first printing in the Publisher's original wrappers still wearing the RARE ORIGINAL TRANSLUCENT DUST JACKET. The volume is in unusually attractive condition with only mild wear and the exceedingly ephemeral dust jacket shows some general wear and tear but its very existence is quite surprising if not stunning. The jacket wraps around the entire book (excluding only the page block's top and bottom edges) and was issued with seals that affixed its opposite ends to each other. Unsurprisingly, the seals have broken -- either by age and handling or to enable someone to look at the page rectos and versos. [Being ephemeral, most examples of the dust jacket used in the series of like books issued by the Publisher over the course of years -- of which this book is an excellent example -- would have perished over time or have been discarded.] The book appears to have been unread as most of the page pairs remain unopened at the page block's top edge. (An example of this is shown in one of the images of the book that we have. We would be happy to provide the multiple images we have taken to potential buyers of the book as well as to researchers.) The book is replete with images, including some maps, and city/townscapes. [Please note that the volume is not about the bicycle race but is instead about the beautiful country of France. This is a heavy book and requires shipment by Priority Mail. Buyer's shipping cost will exceed the amount quoted by this site.] A. Fine / near fine. Item #2974

Price: $2,350.00