Ljouwert (Leeuwarden in Dutch): R. van der Velde, ; grey-green linen wraps with red, gray and black old woman and her fire and kettle, red titles; 14 pages with large pictures and simple text, alternating colour and b/w of a truly ancient old woman with a hawk nose, big wooden shoes, and a purple apron, set against a flat landscape; 18.7x26 cm; np [14 pp]. Dutch/Friesian language softcover.
The cumulative story of the old woman & her pig in which she asks various creatures for help in moving the pig home. A very early Hichtum/Bottema collaboration, illustrated when Bottema was 22, the year he had received the Prix de Rome. Rare.
CONDITION: Good Plus; badly dirt soiled along thin spine fold, spine ends bumped, light foxing on some page margins, illustrations bright and clean. Item #17161