First American edition of Munari's innovative picture book, with translucent silhouette-illustrated and color cutout leaves.
Near fine in very good plus jacket.
THE CIRCUS IN THE MIST
"Now the mist begins to glow with colors..."
As the title suggests, translucent, mist-like leaves sandwich a series of fanciful color circus-like scenes. Like all of his books for children, this picture book encourages readers to interact with the fantastical world Munari has formed within. First published in Milan in 1968.
New York: World Publishing Company, 1969. 8.25'' x 8.25''. Original glossy color pictorial boards. In original color pictorial dust jacket, clipped but with price sticker ($4.95) in upper corner of front flap. Grey printed endpapers. 8 translucent leaves, 14 leaves on various color and thickness paper stocks with cutouts, 4 translucent leaves. Lightest crinkling to leaves; jacket with faint rubbing and a couple spots to rear panel.
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