NY: French Line, circa 1949. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covers. 20pp; illustrated throughout from photographs and full-color watercolor drawings by Richard Lindner. The text sets the scene as the Ship leaves New York harbor: "You are aboard the Ile de France--a completely rebuilt Ile de France." Described are: the Versailles Suite, the Chantilly Suite, the Cafe de Paris; First Class and Cabin Class dining and smoking rooms; theatre; reading room; gymnasium; tourist class salon, smoking room and bar. A 24-inch centerspread from a Lindner painting shows the Ile de France in full color. 12" x 8.25" Very Good. Item #035987
Originally launched in 1927, the S.S. Ile de France was converted to a troopship in 1941. In 1947, the ship was returned to France, rebuilt, and launched on her second maiden voyage in 1949. This brochure celebrates the post-war, transatlantic Ile de France.