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The New York Herald American Guide to Paris: Olympic Games 1924 Issue

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New York: New York Herald, 1924. 12mo (19 cm.). Wrappers. Poor. 206 pp. Apart from being a noteworthy ephemeron of Olympic history, this guide to Paris reflects in the flavour of its articles, in its advertisements, and in its illustrations and advertisements, the post-War optimism and worldliness of the 'Roaring Twenties'. Of interest to historians of the Olympic Games is the Program of events, set in different venues from May 3rd to July 27th, together with a brief history of the Games, and a listing of Olympic Records in Track & Field and in aquatic events. A listing of War Cemeteries is to be found, as well as the usual tourist guidance concerning train travel, Passport Regulations, and the conditions requiring a "Police Identity Card". The text of this material draws attention to the seriousness of this matter, but not at the risk of dissuading tourists who will be staying for the entire duration of the Games and beyond: "Failure to comply with this regulation may lead to serious annoyance." A description of the "suburbs of Paris" and of the "Rulers of Europe" further exemplifies the breadth of the material. Chips, wear and creasing to the wrappers; light red staining at the base of the first two leaves only where a small area of dampness on the covers has caused 'spotting', not affecting text, and no musty smell or sign of mould. All leaves present, though pp. 9/10 and 33/34 loosely laid-in. Uncommon in any condition.

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