Tours: Maison Alfred Mame & Fils, 1919, 1st; #40840 Tours Imprimerie Mame; red cloth backed paper boards with elaborate letters and animal drawings, grey endpapers, a story of several pages for each letter, each illustrated in colour; 9.75x12", 24.5x30cm; 54 pp. French language hardback tall.
Nearing the end of his life, LeMaitre, a beloved French writer for children, worked on a collection of child-tested stories that would form an alphabet, some original, some adapted from Anderson, Perrault, and others. World War One delayed the publication of this volume, so this beautiful book was published after the author's death. What a pleasure to see a book illustrated by JOB for little children!
CONDITION: Good Plus; owner name fep, no other marks, boards darkened and rubbed to card on bottom edge and upper corners, with some light margin soil; pages unwrinkled and generally clean with intermittent light margin soil; binding a bit shaken, but holding well and not open to net. Mylar jacket. Please inquire about postage for this large book. Item #19624