Les Poupons du Jardin d’Acclimatation [‘Cubs in cages’].

Moscow, Iskra Revolutsii, 1954.

4to, ll. [12]; colour illustrations throughout; a fine copy, wire-sewn in the original printed paper wrappers.


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Handsome edition of this enduringly popular classic of children’s literature (first, 1935), a charming pairing of Marshak’s popular verses on young animals at the zoo, newly translated into French by Alice Orane, with striking illustrations by Evgeny Charushin, leading children’s animal artist of the Soviet Union. This was one of his later works, and amply demonstrates his distinctive style and prodigious talent. Fekula 5547 (Third Russian edition).

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