First edition of Guertik's modernist coloring book on the theme of vegetables, one of the early Père Castor titles meant to encourage children's education through self-expression.
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Guertik was a Russian émigré artist living in Paris in the 1930s: it was artists like Guertik, Nathalie Parain, Alexandra Exter, Feodor Rojankowsky, and Georges Cherkessof, working with avant-garde Constructivist, Dadaist, and Minimalist art philosophies, that gave the Père Castor books their greatest distinction and gained them long-lasting fame.
(Paris): Ernest Flammarion, 1935. 8.5'' x 9''. Original side-stapled black pictorial wrappers. Printed on black paper. Illustrated by Guertik on every page, with color pages facing black-and-white ones meant to be colored by the owner (uncolored here). Text in French.  pages. Joint of front wrapper starting and lightly repaired, bumping to corners.
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