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#1 paulhooft

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 13:40

I just recieved this simply fantastic book about Bucciali
It is big, very heavy and great!
and called

Bucciali
par Christian Huet. Edition de l'auteur.2004. Text in français AND English in one book. 275x305.
Couverture carton + jaquette.
That is 351 large pages about the story of one of the most excusive french cars of the 20-30's
with some racing included.
An absolute Bargain and must have for the real classic car enthousiast, if there ever was one!

They sell it for: 79 euro at

http://www.editions-palmier.fr/

free postage in Europe

No, I am not the shopowner, just an amazed customer from the Netherlands!

Kindest regards,
Paul Hooft

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#2 Cynic

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 14:05

Paul,

Thank you for announcing this book. Does anyone know of a source in the United States, or if a source is planned?

David Seibert

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:37

To Paul:

Now that you actually have the Bucciali book, would you please be so kind as to give me than name and address of the actual publisher "Edition de l'auteur" I would assume it was self-published by Mr.Huet, who's wife, I believe, is realted to Bucciali. Huet is also a Gordini expert. I think he owned as many as 8 of them at one time ("real" Gordinis; not Renault Gordinis) He also did a Gordini book back in the 1980s, which is excellent.

I would like to try and get copies.


To Dave:

Check out the www.editions-palmier.fr web site

They actually publish some books on obscure subjects, and seem to be the only place that has some other obscure books. If you like obscure, they also show a new book on CG!



Thanks,
Stu Schaller

#4 paulhooft

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 15:04

the book is published by

Editions Christian Huet
96 rue Jean de la Fontaine
75016 Paris France

ISBN -2-9500432-3-2

As is wrote Editions Palmier offer Free postage for this Heavy! book in Europe
I Was in Molsheim Alsace France for the Bugatti festival a week ago,
but did not see it anywhere, not even in Strassbourg

Paul


#5 dretceterini

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:23

Thanks Paul!

I will write directly to Huet to see what kind of discount he will give in quantities, as no one seems to be interested in importing copies to the US.

#6 paulhooft

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:25

I will write directly to Huet to see what kind of discount he will give in quantities, as no one seems to be interested in importing copies to the US.

dretceterini


Not even the famous MOTORBOOKS in Oceola?

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#7 dretceterini

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 13:45

Paul:

Motorbooks is USELESS, as far as I am concerned. They will not bother with anything unusual, nor will they import anything that isn't multilingual or in English. EWA has a bigger selection of "obscure" books, but their prices are high.

One of the bigger car book stores in England might have it eventually, but I e-mailed Chatters, and they knew nothing about it. The stores in England also don't seem to be interested in importing anything that isn't multilingual or English only...

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Stu

#8 paulhooft

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 15:13

The Bucciali book is multi lingual:
:clap: in both French AND ENGLISH!!! :clap:
Paul

#9 dretceterini

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 17:10

Fortunately, I can fumble my way through basic French, Italian, and German, so for me a book in a foreign language is not a major problem. Most Americans have little ability in any language other than English. I can understand why no major book importer won't import foreign language books, but certainly there are some people here that would like to have them.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 01:01

Just saw the 2 Buccialis in the Blackhawk Museum

#11 dretceterini

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 01:27

I think Bucciali built VERY striking cars, and am glad to see that the world expert on them has finally done a book. Bill Lewish, who was president of SAH for quite some time actually had a box of Bucciali letterhead. By the way, does anyone know if Bill is still living? Address?

#12 Olivier Favre

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 21:51

There is also an article about Bucciali in the last issue (Nr 41) of the french magazine "Automobile Historique".

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#13 dretceterini

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 23:19

Unfortunately, that magazine is not available (as far as I'm aware) at any place in the US :(

#14 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 18:27

The piece in "Autombile Historique" is a result of the publication of the Huet book and, presumably, won't add anything new but does include a brief interview with the author.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 23:01

I had finally ordered a copy of Bucciali from Editions-Palmier by e-mail (they are fluent in English), and it arrived today via air mail. Not cheap, but very good and prompt service from the book-seller, and it is indeed quite an impressive (and heavy!) book. It seems likely to be the last word on the topic, but from a quick scan it does not seem to have much on the current locations of the cars. (The late?) Bill Lewis once told me of several Buccialis which he was quite certain still existed, one in the United States, and I guess these will remain mysteries. If Lewis was correct (and he did seem to have a great deal of very detailed knowledge on the topic) there are still a few Bucciais awaiting discovery.

Edited to add: Having now looked at the book more thoroughly, there are detailed histories of the six TAVs built, and all seem to be accounted for one way or another. Perhaps an earlier BUC is "out there" somewhere avaiting discovery, but it seems unlikely.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 23:38

Bill Lewis is still living, and still lives at the same place in Anaheim, California