Paris: Calmann-Levy Editeurs, Editions Balzac 1945/(1944) 1st printing, Imprimerie Déchaux Nov. 1944, No. de Censure 124; white wraps with a wavering thin wall encircling the titles and little characters standing on balconies; 21 x 23 cm; np. French language softcover. medium.
Gentle, whimsical poems by a respected poet surrounded by delicate little ink and watercolour wash pictures. To explain the No. de Censure: The Levy-Calmann publishing house was established 1836. During WWII Gaston Levy was interned and his sons joined de Gaulle in 1943 in London. The Germans renamed the house Editions Balzac. (After the war Levy-Calmann rebuilt its distinguished list and continues to this day.).
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, white cover darkening with small pale spot, damage to spine foot for 1/4"; pages are clean, tight, and unwrinkled. Item #22260