Intelligence du cinématogoraphe

Intelligence du cinématogoraphe

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Marcel L'Herbier (editor). Intelligence du cinématogoraphe. [Paris]: Éditions Corréa, [1946]. First edition, ordinary paper issue following 50 copies on vellum. Octavo (7.375 x 4.625 inches; 187 x 117 mm.). 513, [1, blank], [2, printer's note (verso blank)], [2, printer's note, repeated (verso blank)] pages (note: the first two pages are blank). Publisher's binding in the original wrappers with yapp edges, priced 180 francs on the backstrip; page edges rough-trimmed; no endpapers. Spine very slightly rolled with a gentle lean and some minor creasing; edges slightly worn with a few nicks along the fore-edge; front wrapper with a tiny chip on the bottom edge and a very soft crease on the bottom corner; rear wrapper faintly soiled with a few faint fox marks. Page margins very faintly tanned. Near fine. Text in French.

Survey of film history starting with Étienne-Jules Marey, reprinting magazine articles from a variety of critics and theorists. Cited by Richard Abel as one of only two anthologies of early French film writings in French Film Theory and Criticism, vol. 1 (p. xx; the other being Marcel Lapierre's Anthologie du cinéma (La nouvelle edition, also 1946)). Not in Viejo. (#10064).