France

22263 Bayard, Pierre Belves, illus.,Pere Castor Panorama. 1946

Bayard, une frise a colorier. Père Castor Panorama. 1946, Pierre Belvès, ill.

From 1944 to 1947 Pierre Belvès, also an artist and an educator, created 16 short friezes for Paul Faucher (for Père Castor). This one, Bayard, opens like a book, showing two knights facing, then opens again from the center, revealing a long frieze with three scenes from Bayard's life. On the back are the two knights, the title page, and a page of text telling the story of this medieval knight and giving some hints on watercolour and gouache. These friezes would make a nice small collection. Most are hard to find including this one.

$80.00

 

22085 Un tout petit conchon Adrienne Segur. 1946

Un tout petit cochon s'en allait à l'école. Adrienne Ségur, Paris: 1946

A fantasy told to the author by her turtle, in which the little pig Cochonnet is so embarrassed when he's called on to recite that he wants disappear. He does, visits a magical land both kind and frightening, and becomes a good student when he returns. The story inspires some of Ségur's most whimsical illustrations full of beautiful colour and detail. An amusing view of a traditional French school.

$175.00

 

20900  Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales.

Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales.

Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding-Hood, Blue Beard, Puss in Boots, The Fairies, Cinderella, Ricky of the Tuft, (Riquet a la Houpe), Little Tom Thumb. Originally in verse form: The Ridiculous Wishes, Donkey-Skin, Patient Griselda. Also, Beauty and the Beast Mme Leprince de Beaumont and, The Friendly Frog, and Princess Rosette by Mme D'Aulnoy. A clean modern reproduction without plates.
Note: This book has been sold.

$15.00

 

Chaplet of Pearls. Yonge/Strang Page, 1926/1868, 1st printing thus.

The Chaplet of Pearls.

A romance of 16th century France. Note: This book has been sold.

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$22.00

 

Hilda and her Doll.

Hilda and her Doll.

Hilda played happily in her Greneda, West Indies home, unaware that she was soon to be sent thousands of miles away, to France, to school. Her father felt the experience of "finding her level" would be good for her character, but for a long time she was miserable at school. Her classmates teased her for the wonderful gift her nurse had given her, a beautiful handmade West Indian doll. The international flavour of this book keeps it from being a Sunday School tract.

$45.00

 

Family Sabbatical.

Family Sabbatical.

With her usual warmth Brink tells how the Ridgeways from Family Grandstand, Susan, George, and Dumpling, go to France. They meet a real princess, loose a precious doll, find their dear Mademoiselle again. Based a sabbatical taken by Brink's own family. Note: This book has been sold.

$100.00

 

21806 Noel for Jeanne-Marie by Françoise.

Noël for Jeanne-Marie.

A happy introduction to a traditional Christmas in the South of France. Françoise' second book about Jeanne-Marie and her lamb Patapon..

$95.00

 

21224 The Story of the Wise Men carved by Gislebertus.

The Story of the Wise Men carved by Gislebertus.

Gislebertus hoc fecit, a rare record of an individual artist from the 12th century. Beautiful photographs of the sculpture of the master of the cathedral of Autun, humorous and spiritual, grand and lovingly detailed. The first half of the book retells the story of the Wise Men from St. Matthew, the second half of the book is an article by Régine Pernoud and Canon Grivot discussing the significance of the Romanesque master.
  THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$18.00

 

21597 Coucou la Goutte by Terré

Coucou la Goutte/Plays her Part in the War.

"Captain Hélene Terré is the Commandant of the Voluntaires Françaises of the Free French Forces. She herself has experienced the bitterness of seeing her country over-run by the Germans and has been supported by the knowledge that she is helping to keep the flame of freedom burning. Something of this is reflected in Coucou's life. She is a little black French girl, who, after an adventurous escape from France succeeds in joining the Free French and carrying out a dangerous job which brings glory to her and success to her cause." (flap) A straightforward morale-building wartime story in French and English, illustrated simply with bright colours, about a brave and patriotic young girl. (La goutte is her drop of French blood, interesting in view of present conditions.) NOTE: This book has been sold.

$40.00

 

21576 Crin-Blanc (White Mane) Lamourisse/Colomb de Daunant. glassine wrap

Crin-Blanc. (White Mane)

Large, beautiful photos of wild horses, a wild boy, and the Camargue. There is something nostalgic about seeing the horse and boy galloping along the shore as seen through the veil of the glassine wrap. Quite a treasure if you love this film.

$110.00

 

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