London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 36, Essex Street, London, W. C. 2, 1938, 1st UK printing, tp, booklist through Zephir followed by "?", (B. and Father Christmas, '40); red boards with Celeste reading to the family, blue cloth spine, dark blue elephant endpapers, folio 10.5x14.25; 40 pp. Picture book hardback Babar.
The tender story of Babar en famille, edited and colorized after de Brunhoff's death by his brother Michel, making an interesting comparison with the Daily Sketch strips. Translator unattributed, but with small differences from the US Merle Haas Babar and His Children.
CONDITION: Good Plus, no names or other marks, straight, corners rubbed through to card and chipped to white along edges, spine ends very dented, bottom board, especially, very scratched, hinges and joints perfect, inside clean, unwrinkled and fresh. A pleasant enough copy which we offer here in view of the Daily Sketch collection. Item #21583