Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, 1948. First French Edition (and correct first). One of several limitations, this one of 180 copies issued on large paper (this being No. 166). Briefly INSCRIBED by LaPierre on the second blank, most uncommon thus. About Very Good condition, in wrappers, with a slight lean and some fraying at the spine ends and front fold, otherwise lightly shelfworn. A massive, systematic, and profusely photo illustrated study of world cinema up to 1948, arranged by geographic areas. 716 pages, in French.