Lot 374 of 613:
Le Grand Circuit des Capitales with color map  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Le Grand Circuit des Capitales

Author:
Le Bruel, Marcel

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Chocolat Menier/Agence française de propagande

Date:
[1957]

Description:

48 pp. With color illustrated endpapers, other illustrations, large color folding map. (4to), original cloth-backed boards, front board illustrated in color. First Edition.

Charming illustrated book/game which involved collecting laminated vignettes to fill out blank spaces in the book, obtained by purchasing a variety of Menier chocolate products. This is a scarce copy in which none of the vignettes have been inserted. Includes a wonderful color folding pictorial map of Europe and Asia, made for Chotolat Menier, featuring images of indigenous people, plants, animals, and buildings. A red line of travel connects important cities throughout the map. The Menier Chocolate Company was founded in 1816 as a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Paris, France, at a time when chocolate was used as a medicinal product and was only one part of the overall business. The Menier Chocolate Company exhibited at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, where they were billed as the leading chocolate makers in the world. A nice copy, scarce with map.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear and soiling to boards; light toning to interior, light toning and some creasing to map; very good.


 
Item number:
288770
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