The Story of Babar 2020 Folio Society Deluxe Edition


Title: The Story of Babar

Author: Jean de Brunhoff. Essays by: Faiza Guene, Adam Gopnik and Christine Nelson.

Description: Deluxe edition, limited to 750 copies numbered by hand, this being copy number 430. Presented in a hinged clamshell box, quarter-bound in green cloth with printed paper sides. Box and all contents are in fine condition.

Included are three hardbound volumes, each quarter-bound in cloth, in a clamshell box:
1. ''Commentary'' (three essays and the text & translation of de Brunhoff's sketched drafts).
2. ''Histoire de Babar,'' a large-format facsimile of the first French edition.
3. ''Sketches and Maquette,'' a portfolio containing reproductions of:
a) de Brunhoff's 56-page saddle stitched maquette (sketched mockup) of Histoire de Babar,
b) sixty-one sketches on loose sheets,
c) the limitation certificate.

This definitive facsimile of the original 1931 Histoire de Babar, beautifully presented along with de Brunhoff's archived materials from The Morgan Library, thoroughly documents the origin and development of the character of Babar, his story, and the book that would go on to capture hearts and imaginations around the world.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Slipcase Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Folio Society
Place: London
Year: 2020

Keywords: elephants, children's,

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