SCARCE, flex HC, Italian Tourist Year-Book 1951-1952, post-war Italian tourism..

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Italian Tourist Year-Book 1951 - 1952 Author: Cippico, Aldo; Calcagno, Alberto Publisher: S.R.L. Edzioni de Propaganda e Turismo Release Date: 1951 Seller Category: CLASSIC ART Qty Available: 1 Condition: Used: Good Sku: 00790 Notes: Scarce. Good flexible hardcover in red cloth over boards 7" x 10 1/4" gilt stamped lettering to cover faded to brown, some shelf wear to tips, light fraying to top and bottom of spine, 1" separation at top of spine, very light cracking to exterior hinges, staple bound signatures show occasional rust staining at the gutters, first signature detached from gutter at bottom one of three staples, dampstaining to bottom edge of pages not affecting text block, pages slightly toned. Front pastedown features "Useful Information for a Tour to Sicily". This is the Third Edition, text in English. 248 pp. replete with black-and-white images of the art, architecture, scenery, people and amenities spanning the country of Italy. Includes Alphabetical Index, a section on Some Hotels in Italy, A Summary Table of Contents, and Introductions in English by the Commissioner For Tourism and the President of the Italian Association of <>. This edition of this Year-Book has been issued in three volumes: English (6.9k copies), French (2.4k copies), and German (1.7k copies). Beyond the introductory elements including addresses of Official Tourism Entities and lists of Delegations and Correspondents abroad, the text - and all of Italy city by city - is divided into five parts, being "Health and Bathing Resorts (sea-side)", "Health and Bathing Resorts (lakes)", "Health Resorts and Winter Sports (mountain and alpine)", "Spas", and "Art and Tourist Centres". Includes advertising for trains, gardens, wineries, restaurants, airlines, cafes, shoestores, casinos, and hotels. Includes entries for approximately 400 different cities, towns and notable places from Albano Terme natural hot springs to Zoagli coastal vacation resort. Each entry includes altitude and climate, general information about post offices, medical offices and the like, communications via rail, highway and air, amusements, walks and excursions, sports, hotels, and pensions. Reads like a time-capsule, a beautifully produced love-letter to post-war Italy on its way to rehabilitation. As mentioned in the introduction,"After the upheaval of the past years, one can to-day see distinctly outlined a coordination of efforts not only to favour positive commercial interests on a national plane, but also to create the basis for a peaceful and cordial world understanding through the mutual cognisance of people and localities."