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French

A curious addition to the Beinecke Library's collection: This miniature booklet displays a cover title declaring it to be a "thumb dictionary" of French and German terms. The inside cover betrays its true role, since that is distributed by the "Parti Socialiste Clandestin". Instead of translated words and phrases, this book is full of instructions for members of the French Resistance on how to sabotage German machinery, manufacturing plants, trains, and automobiles.
April 20, 2010
A comic image from a special edition of a French magazine from 1902, focusing on the folly of the stock market.
March 5, 2009
A volume collecting all 108 parts of an serial published in France, 1933-1935 featuring a hero named Tintin . . .   who has many adventures, including firing a gun while hanging by a rope:
November 12, 2007
A group of French finger shadow puppets from World War I depicting combatants from many sides, along with requisite tools of engagement: gun, sword, bottles of booze. [Click to enlarge] In action:
October 9, 2007
Pierre LEGENDRE. Crackville. Paris. Ancienne Librairie Furne. 1898
July 19, 2007
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