JEAN RENOIR Les Cahiers Du Capitaine Georges SIGNED & WARMLY INSCRIBED by the GREAT FILM DIRECTOR, Son of the Artist Pierre-Auguste RENOIR
LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES Souvenirs d'Amour et de Guerre 1894-1945. By JEAN RENOIR (Great French Film Director and Son of the Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir).
Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR on the half title page:
"Chere Lilian Kaufman / Je suis si heureux de / savoir que mon petit / libre trouvera sa place / dans votre bibliotheque. / bien affectueusement / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / Juillet 1966".
("Dear Lilian Kaufman / I am so happy to / know that my little / book found its place / in your library. / very affectionately / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / July 1966.")
(Lilian Kaufman was the wife of the noted pianist Harry Kaufman who headed the piano department at the Curtis Institute of Music for 17 years. Harry and Lilian Kaufman were friends with many noted musicians, artists and writers. See more at the end of this listing.)
Published by Gallimard, Paris, 1966. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "Acheve D'Imprimer Sur Les Presses Daubin Liguge (Vienne) Le 5 Fev 1966" on the Colophon page (the last page), and the statement "copyright Jean Renoir, 1966" on the Copyright page. Includes its first state printed wraparound band that has the statement "par l'auteur de La Regle du Jeu".
Original softcovers with French folds in red printed wraparound band, 5.5x8 inches, 322 pages.
Condition: VERY GOOD book, some creasing and light staining to the upper corner of the front cover; light wear to the covers' spine ends and corner tips; a light crease to the upper corner of the inner pages; otherwise, tight, bright and clean; in a GOOD MINUS wraparound band, that has split at the top 2 inches of the front spine fold, the top 1/2 inch of the front flap fold, and the bottom 1 inch of the rear flap fold; and that has some general wear to the folds and spine ends, but remains bright and attractive.
RARE with the AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION and SIGNATURE of the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR.
About JEAN RENOIR (from Wikipedia):
******Jean Renoir (15 September 1894 - 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films GRAND ILLUSION (1937) and THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. As an author, he wrote the definitive biography of his father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Renoir, My Father (1962). Jean Renoir was ranked by the BFI's Sight & Sound poll of critics as the fourth greatest director of all time.******
About HARRY KAUFMAN and his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN (from the UCLA Library Special Collections and other Internet sites):
******UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: HARRY KAUFMAN PAPERS 1900-1961.
Harry Kaufman, b.1894 d.1961, was a PIANIST and MUSIC TEACHER at the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia. For 17 years he headed the Department of Accompanying. He was also a successful piano soloist, performing with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He usually traveled with his wife, LILIAN.
The Harry Kaufman collection consists of correspondence between HARRY KAUFMAN, his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN, and people in the arts and music.
Correspondents include: Leonard Bernstein, Dorothy Chandler, George and Ira Gershwin, Sol Hurok, Joseph Levine, Henry Miller, Eugene Ormandy, JEAN RENOIR, Arthur Rubenstein, Gertrude Stein, Igor Stravinsky, and others.
Lilian Kaufman was the avid letter writer, and through her correspondence developed lasting friendships with many noted musicians and artists.
This collection is in the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.******