Macao & Cosmage Ou L'Experience Du Bonheur. Edy Legrand.

Macao & Cosmage Ou L'Experience Du Bonheur

Paris: Aux Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1919. Legrand, Edy. First edition. Hardcover. Unpaginated -- approx. 28 leaves -- each leaf illustrated. 34 x 33 cm. Born Edward Louis Warschawsky Leon, this his first book completed when he was eighteen years old, and the first children's book for the publisher NRF, with pochoir illustrations colored by hand by Jean Saude, and this work considered a milestone in the history of children's book illustration -- the vibrant art deco plates enchanting, and in today's terms, probably considered more an avanat-garde brake-through in the book arts. Calligraphic text. Text block reinforced with tengu-jo tissue, resewn on tapes backed with nishi-kaji paper, few small tears in text mended with paste tengu-jo, interior contents overall bright and fresh, extremity rubbing, lower front cover corners worn. Orig. illustrated stiff boards. Very good. Item #20278

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