Paris: La Table Ronde, November 20, 1946, Imp. Curial-Archereau, Paris; grey cloth backed soft white paper boards with full colour illustration on grey blue ground; full colour illustrations and coloured illustrations in text with a long story in italics; 9.75x13"; 25x31.5cm;. French language hardback tall.
Best known for her fairy tale illustrations, here Segur tells a funny tale: a fantasy told to the author by her turtle, in which the little pig Cochonnet is so embarrassed when he's called on to recite that he wants disappear. He does, visits a magical land both kind and frightening, and becomes a good student when he returns. The story inspires some of Ségur's most whimsical illustrations full of beautiful colour and detail. A large, beautiful book and an amusing view of a traditional French school.
CONDITION: Very Good no names or other marks, top board's soft white paper is very clean with beautiful colour, two very pale moisture spots bottom margin, bottom board lightly soiled, spine in nice condition, corners worn to card and bumped for about 3/4"; pages very clean, only slightly toned in margins, unwrinkled, perhaps unread. Bel examplaire. Item #22085