catalog 19

The Shepherd (Pastir, later published as The Magic Ring).

A fairy tale of a cowherd, a princess, an Emperor, and a kingdom, illustrated with little figures in a surreal folkloric landscape that looks almost like a toy set. One illustration contains a car and the date 1957.

$75.00

 

The Giraffe of King Charles X.

About the giraffe who, in 1826, was given to Charles X by the Ruler of Egypt. She spent her first winter in Marseilles, then walked to Paris where she inspired many fashion statements and lived peacefully in the Jardin des Plantes for 18 years.

$40.00

 

The Little White Hen and the Emperor of France (Henne Blanche Soldat des Kaisers).

The little hen is drafted into a war between the Emperor of France and the Tzar, so she and her friend the farmer set out to carry one cannon ball to Russia. A funny story, told in cartoon frames, about the futility of war.

$45.00

 

Puss in Boots.

A well produced little book on good paper with very amusing animal plates. Note: This book has been sold.

$14.00

 

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