First edition of this Père Castor bestiary of the French countryside, featuring striking and stylized Art Deco color lithographs by Russian émigré artist Guertik, scarce in this condition.
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It was émigré 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. An unusually nice copy.
Paris: Flammarion, 1934. 8.25'' x 8.25''. Original side-stapled color pictorial wrappers. Illustrated by Guertik with wonderful bold and stylized color lithographs. Text in French.  pages. A bit of typical toning to text block edges, wrappers only lightly rubbed and soiled.
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