Ah! La Belle Journée! [Albums du Père Castor]: Guertik, Hélène Ah! La Belle Journée! [Albums du Père Castor]: Guertik, Hélène

Ah! La Belle Journée! [Albums du Père Castor]

Guertik, Hélène

Published by Flammarion, Paris, 1934
Condition: g+ Soft cover
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Quarto. Unpaginated. [24]pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Striking children's book splendidly illustrated by Russian born artist Hélène Guertik* with ten wonderful stylized color lithographs, each of which faces an almost identical illustration done only in outline for the reader to finish and to color with 4 crayons (pink, blue, yellow, and brown). Moderate shelf wear and sunning along edges of wrappers. Pages age-toned along margin. Text in French. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ condition. *Hélène Guertik (1897-1937) was a Russian born painter and illustrator. She fled the Bolshevik revolution and arrived in France in 1923, after a long journey through the Middle East via Constantinople. In Paris, she illustrated herself by painting scarves for Coco Chanel. Her friend, illustrator Nathalie Parain, introduced her to Paul Faucher, director of children's books published by Flammarion. There, she realized no less than 11 albums for Flammarion's celebrated series "Père Castor.". Bookseller Inventory # 37450

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Title: Ah! La Belle Journée! [Albums du Père Castor...

Publisher: Flammarion, Paris

Publication Date: 1934

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:g+

Edition: First edition.

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