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JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES

GAME. JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES. [Bordeaux]: Boechat Bros., no date circa late 1944]. [Note: The date is based on info. on the cards. The armistice of Bulgaria was Oct. 28 1944 and there is no mention of the liberation of other important French towns ie Strasbourg in Nov. 1944]. The game is in the original cardboard box (10 3/4 x 8 1/2" with a great color cover of General Charles De Gaulle surrounded by flags. Box lightly rubbed else VG++. The contents, in fine condition are: -- 20 brightly illustrated cards each 5 3/4 x 7 1/2" in two sets. -- 2 mesh bags full of numbered wooden pieces -- 2 Instruction sheets printed on both sides Each card has a central portrait of a main figure of the Allied forces in World War II. The images are surrounded by 8 squares illustrating key events of the war, including a flag. Includes: De Gaulle, Eisenhower, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Chiang Kai Shek, Anthony Eden, Montgomery, General George Catroux, and General Marie Pierre Koenig (commander of the free French forces against Rommel. Among the key events featured, especially interesting is the card with deportation trains by Nazi soldiers, torture inflicted by the Gestapo and death penalty by shooting. Additional scenes are De Gaulle's appeal to the Resistance, Bombing of London, Soviet Union's entry into the war, Invasion of Normandy, Destruction of Warsaw and much, much more. This is extremely rare and presents a vivid depiction of the war.

$3500.00

FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO
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FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO

By VERCORS

BRULLER, JEAN. (BRULLER,JEAN)illus. FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO (FRISEMOUCHE MADE THE CAR). (Paris): Editions Enfantines Citroen (1926). 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, cover slightly bowed else Fine. First edition. This is the story about a naughty boy who defies his father by running away in his little Citronette car. Illustrated with striking, classic art deco color illustrations by Bruller. During WWII Bruller he joined the Resistance and changed his name to Vercors. First editions in this condition are rare,

$1200.00

DROLES DE BETES
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DROLES DE BETES

By HELLE, ANDRE

HELLE, ANDRE. HELLE,ANDRE. DROLES DE BETES. Paris: Tolmer [1911]. Folio (12 1/2 x 16 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers have some soil and wear (not offensive) else VG. 1st edition of Helle's first book, this is heavily illustrated in Art Deco style on every page. There are 20 mounted color plates depicting 20 animals. There are also 70 text pictures in thick dark green ink and one full page in green and yellow. The hand lettered text adds to overall style composed of brief informational paragraphs about each animal, written by Helle. This was reissued in 1925 as Noah's Ark in a greatly reduced format. It is extremely rare to find a nice complete copy of this book.

$1950.00

THEATRE D'OMBRES DU PERE CASTOR - NOUVEAU PROGRAMME
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THEATRE D'OMBRES DU PERE CASTOR - NOUVEAU PROGRAMME

By PERE CASTOR

lalouve. FAIRY TALE THEATER. (SHADOW) THEATRE D'OMBRES DU PERE CASTOR - NOUVEAU PROGRAMME Decors et costumes de Lalouve. Paris: Flammarion 1936. Oblong folio (13 x 11"). pictorial wraps, some light cover soil else near fine, complete and unused. Everything a child would need to put on his/her own shadow theater is included here. There are 8 sheets of blue cardboard that contain 40 cut-outs of figures and costumes to be mounted on handles. The cover is also used for a backdrop and an additional piece is in the rear of the book. The presentations consist of two Perrault fairy tales: Cendrillon (Cinderella) and La Belle au Bois (Sleeping Beauty). Decorations and costumes are by Lalouve whose real name was Kate Wolff. Wolff was a Jewish artist forced to leave Germany in 1933. She came to Paris and began to work for Pere Castor, hiding her Jewish origins and changing her name to Lalouve, This is the second Shadow Theater published by Pere Castor. A rare and wonderful Pere Castor item.

$1200.00

COUNTRY OF THIRTY SIX THOUSAND WISHES
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COUNTRY OF THIRTY SIX THOUSAND WISHES

By MAUROIS, ANDRE

SEGUR, ADRIENNE. MAUROIS,ANDRE. COUNTRY OF THIRTY SIX THOUSAND WISHES. London: William Heinemann (1930). 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed and light soil, VG+. This is a wonderful fantasy tale, illustrated by ADRIENNE SEGUR with 11 beautiful color plates plus black and whites in-text.

$110.00

DE FIL EN AIGUILLE
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DE FIL EN AIGUILLE

By PERE CASTOR

CHARCANE. PERE CASTOR. DE FIL EN AIGUILLE. Paris: Flammarion, 1934. Oblong 4to (9 x 8 1/4"), flexible pictorial card covers, unused and As New. 1st edition. There are 36 brightly colored die cut cards with a bit of text on the back. There are 4 trades represented: hairdresser, tailor, shoemaker and carpenter. The child can arrange the cards in any way but the bits of text on the versos will only make sense if the correct cards are matched with the appropriate trade. Wonderfull illustrated in color by Characne (Jarousek Sarkan). 2 pages of instructions are at the beginning of the book. Charming and rare.

$600.00

SUISSE EN IMAGES LUMINEUSES
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SUISSE EN IMAGES LUMINEUSES

By PERE CASTOR

WOLFF, KATE. PERE CASTOR. SUISSE EN IMAGES LUMINIEUSES designed by Lalouve. Paris: Flammarion (1936). Square 4to (8 1/2"), flexible pictorial card coverss, Fine and unused. 1st edition. There are 12 lovely full page silhouette illustrations. Each illustration represents a different historical figure or event in Swiss history including William Tell, Nicolas de Flue, Major Davel and more. The child is to cut out the marked sections of the illustration. Then by cutting out pieces of various colored papers provided in the book, and pasting them into open sections of the full page illustration, the child can make their own illuminated pictures. The effect is most effective when held to the light. Designed by LALOUVE whose real name was Kate Wolff. Wolff was a Jewish artist forced to leave Germany in 1933. She came to Paris and began to work for Pere Castor, hiding her Jewish origins and changing her name to Lalouve, This is one of the more unusual and rare Pere Castor titles.

$600.00

STORY OF CHANTICLEER

By ROSTAND, EDMUND

SHEPHERD, J.A. ROSTAND,EDMUND. STORY OF CHANTICLEER adapted from the French by F. Hann. NY: Frederick Stokes (Oct. 1913). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/4"), pictorial cloth, slight cover soil, VG+. The famous story about a rooster named Chanticleer is beautifully illustrated by J.A. SHEPHERD with 12 full color plates and numerous 3-color plates, color illustrations in-text and pictorial endpapers.

$125.00

IMAGES A COLORIER
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IMAGES A COLORIER

FRANCOISE. (FRANCOISE)illus. IMAGES A COLORIER POUR LES PETITS ENFANTS SAGES. Paris: Tolmer, no date [1925]. Oblong 4to (9 1/2 x 8 1/8"), pictorial wraps, [12]p. including covers, Fine condition. Featuring 5 full page rich and lovely POCHOIR (hand-colored with a stencil) illustrations in Francoise's simple, distinctive style. These are meant to be used as models for the reader to color on the opposite pages which are done only in line. Also color illustrated on both covers. A rare Francoise book. See Bader p. 52.

$600.00

ANIMAUX TRAVESTIS
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ANIMAUX TRAVESTIS

MATET, JEAN. MOVEABLE. (SLICE) ANIMAUX TRAVESTIS. Paris: A.C. Editeur, (1947). 4to (9 1/2 x 9"), stiff pictorial wraps, slight edge wear, near Fine. Each of the 6 leaves is sliced into thirds enabling the reader to make any number of humorous combinations. All of these pictures involve wonderful humanized animals illustrated with vivid color lithographs by JEAN MATET. A clever book.

$275.00

TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES
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TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES

ARNOUX, GUY. (ARNOUX,GUY)illus. TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES. Paris: Devamber, no date [1918]. Large folio (13x19"), loose as issued in pictorial portfolio with ribbon ties. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER. This fabulous item contains 11 absolutely stunning, large POCHOIR PAGES (including title page), each of which portray a different historical scene and military figure, either carrying a drum or a horn. Done with much detail and bold, vivid colors this is a very beautiful book in excellent condition.

$1500.00

RUFUS THE FOX
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RUFUS THE FOX

By BIANCO, MARGERY

SAMIVEL. PICTURE BOOK. RUFUS THE FOX by Samivel, adapted from the French by Margery Bianco. NY: Harper Bros. 1937. Folio (10 x 12 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in VG price clipped dust wrapper with light rubbing and slight fraying. A wonderful picture book, this relates the adventures of a mischievous fox. Featuring very beautiful color lithographs by SAMIVEL. Quite scarce, especially in this condition.

$475.00

LIVRE DES ENFANTS
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LIVRE DES ENFANTS

By DESBORDES-VALMORE, MARCELINE

HELLE, ANDRE. (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. LE LIVRE DES ENFANTS poesies de Marceline Desbordes Valmore. Paris: Garnier Freres (1924). Large 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 47p., a Fine copy. First edition. Beautifully illustrated in color on nearly every page in Helle's distinctive 1920's style. Printed on good quality, heavy paper that enhances the colors. This is a charming French picture book and a less common Helle title.

$525.00

PEEPSHOW: LES TUILERIES, PARIS
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PEEPSHOW: LES TUILERIES, PARIS

PEEPSHOW. PEEPSHOW: LES TUILERIES. Paris, no date, circa 1830. Oblong 7 1/4 x 5", front cover aged and old linen repair, VG+ in original marbled slip case with label. Opening to 19 inches, this is a 6 panel peepshow including cover and and backdrop. The front cover depicts the Arc du Carousel in detail and has three viewing holes (two round and one square). The viewer can see fine hand colored views of the Tuilerie Gardens, Avenue Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe with children playing, statues, adults promenading, horse drawn carriages and more. A nice one.

$2850.00

MEMOIRES
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MEMOIRES

By DE BRUNHOFF, LAURENT

DE BRUNHOFF, LAURENT. DE BRUNHOFF,LAURENT. MEMOIRES. NY: 2005. Folio (11 1/4 x 14 3/4"), pictorial cloth, As New. This is Laurent de Brunhoff's autobiography written between June 1989 and May 2005. The text is in English and French. The French text is printed in the familiar script used in the Babar books. There are many illustrations on every page of Babar and the de Brunhoff family, interspersed within the text. The English translation is by Phyllis Rose, Laurent's wife who also published the book to celebrate Laurent's 80th birthday, Babar's 75th birthday and the 15th anniversary of her marriage to Laurent. This is LIMITED TO 500 COPIES SIGNED BY LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF. This would be a wonderful addition to any De Bruhoff collection.

$1275.00

RUSSES ET FRANCAIS
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RUSSES ET FRANCAIS

NOVELTY. RUSSES ET FRANCAIS. Nancy: E. Ferry, Editeur no date, 19th century. 4 1/4 x 6 1/2", pictorial wraps, small repair on cover, some soil, VG. There is a hole cut in each page through which a different face can appear. Each verso and facing recto relate to each other and the text deals with the commotion caused when the Russian fleet landed in Toulon. There are 14 full page hand-colored illus. plus hand colored covers.

$500.00

FETE DE CELESTEVILLE
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FETE DE CELESTEVILLE

By DE BRUNHOFF, LAURENT

DE BRUNHOFF, LAURENT. DE BRUNHOFF,LAURENT. LA FETE DE CELESTEVILLE. Paris: Hachette (1954). Folio (10 1/2 x 14 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some tip and edge wear, VG+. 1st edition. Featuring wonderful and vivid color illustrations on every page by the author.

$400.00

ILLUSTRE DOMPTEUR
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ILLUSTRE DOMPTEUR

By GUIGOU, P.

VIMAR, A.. FRENCH. L'ILLUSTRE DOMPTEUR par P. Guigou. Paris: Librairie Plon, no date, circa 1895. Oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 48p., slight soil, near Fine. The story involves the adventures and antics of the animals in a circus menagerie. Featuring numerous charming and humorous full page and text illustrations in color by A. Vimar. Printed on good quality paper that enhances the colors, this is a nice copy.

$225.00

BAMBI
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BAMBI

By SALTEN, FELIX

DISNEY, WALT. MOVEABLE. BAMBI [by] Felix Salten translated into French by Henri Bloch. [Paris: Hachette (1953). 8vo (7 1/2 x 9 1/2"), spiral backed pictorial boards, Fine in dust wrapper (dw VG, chipped at corners, top of spine and rear panel worn with chipping at top). Part of Les Albums Hop-La series, this is illustrated by the Disney Studios with color or sepia lithos on every page of text and featuring 5 charming tab operated moveable pages (one faces a full page color litho). Similar to Julian Wehr moveables. Rare.

$400.00

GEDEON MECANO
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GEDEON MECANO

By RABIER, BENJAMIN

RABIER. FRENCH. GEDEON MECANO by Benjamin Rabier. Paris: Garnier (1929). Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 /5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, edges and corners worn, a few marks on cover and rear cover rubbed, 2 small margin mends, clean, tight, VG- and presents well. Featuring 10 full page color illustrations (including title) and in color on all pages showing the havoc that occus when Gedeon the Duck and his friends "borrow" a car to see the world.

$150.00

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