Paris: Firmin-Didot et Cie.; 56, Rue Jacob, (1932); green-blue clothbacked paper boards with full size pasted-on plate of M. Lapinot sitting on a chimney pot and watching his son's return in his flying basket/ship suspended by balloons, plain blue endpapers, flyleaf with form for owner inscription, 5 plates as issued tipped in on one side on heavy grey-blue paper (frontis same as cover plate); little red drawings in text on almost every page; 7.25x8"; 75 pp. French language hardback. medium.
Ségur's second book, one of three simple stories about Cotonnet, a little toy rabbit. Cotonnet, rather by accident, is borne aloft by the balloon lady's balloons, away from mean Jules. He lands in the desert, learns from the Tiger of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight of a few years before, and with the help of the animals, sails away home in a balloon borne basket.
CONDITION: Fair; 22 mars 1937 French child's inscription on form no other marks; hinges are in good shape but the book seems to be cracked at joints, with spine cloth probably reglued to lining, not signatures, a bit shaken but holding firm, boards slightly warped, interior clean, with unwrinkled pages, plates fine. Item #20109