Jeux Olympiques, Amsterdam 1928, 28 Juillet - 12 Août [Cover title: 1928 IXe Olympiade Amsterdam]. OLYMPIC GAMES - AMSTERDAM 1928, Jos ROVERS, cover.

Jeux Olympiques, Amsterdam 1928, 28 Juillet - 12 Août [Cover title: 1928 IXe Olympiade Amsterdam]

Haarlem: Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, 1927 or 1928. First French Language Edition. Octavo; publisher's white pictorial staplebound card wrappers printed in color, adorned with lithographic illustration reproducing the IX Olympiade's official poster design by Jos Rovers; rear cover advertising the 1928 International Exposition in Amsterdam, the design by Jan Wijga; 38pp.; illus. throughout, including photographs; color map featuring "Amsterdam et Ses Environs" and "Amsterdam: Principales Artères et Monuments Publics" laid in. Fine condition. Item #1205

Exceptionally fresh copy of a French-language program to the 1928 summer Olympics in Amsterdam, including descriptions of the Olympic Village (Cité Olympiade) and the stadium, as well as an account of the history of sports in Holland. Latter portion of text dedicated chiefly to unrelated tourist spots in Amsterdam. OCLC locates a single copy of this edition as of August, 2019, at the International Olympic Committee Library in Switzerland; copies in Dutch and English also noted, each with one location apiece as well (neither in North America). The International Olympic Committee never received copyright to the cover image, possibly explaining the scarcity of each edition.

Price: $250.00