Paris: Librairie Hachette, 79 Bld. Saint-Germain, 1931/1927; Imprimerie Crété, Corbeil, (S-et-O), blue cloth backed pale blue illustrated boards with graceful lady in a red dress feeding storks by a pond with red iris; endpapers with patterns in orange of little dancing ladies, 4 coloured plates and numerous drawings signed Adrienne, (As with her other early works, this book was first published under the name Adrienne Novel); 8.25x10.5"; 55 pp. French language hardback. medium.
Title story, Le Chateau de la Montagne Verte, Histoire d'une Rose, Fantin, L'Arbre aux Racines D'Or, Fleur de Lotus, Dent-de-Lion, Les Nains des Bois. Each story liberally decorated and illustrated with natural creatures and flowers. An early Adrienne Segur, romantic with simple lines.
CONDITION: Very Good; 1936-37 gift inscription to Fiona with much love from Maisie, Cannes. no other marks, edges quite rubbed and corners rubbed and bumped, spine rubbed, cover picture clean and bright, interior clean and unwrinkled. Item #21689