Item #7539 Babar Collection. Jean de Brunhoff.
Babar Collection
Babar Collection
Babar Collection
Babar Collection
Babar Collection
Babar Collection
Babar Collection
Babar Collection

Babar Collection. 1. The Story of Babar, the little elephant; with a preface by A. A. Milne (1934); 2. Babar's Travels (1935); 3. Babar the King (1936); 4. Babar's Friend Zephir (1937); 5. Babar at Home (1938); 6. Babar and Father Christmas (1940).

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1934-40. Folios. First UK editions. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Illustrated in colour throughout. Cloth a bit frayed on a few volumes and 6 is faded on the spine. Boards rubbed along the edges, especially 1 & 2. Some light marking and scratching to most of the boards. 1. Binding a little loose but holding. There is a 10cm tear to the title page from the gutter. 2. Binding a little loose but holding. Ink presentation opposite the title page, 'With love from Mummy & Daddy Christmas 1935'. 5. There is a 3cm tear to the front edge of one of the last pages. 6. A blue ink circle to the top half of the back board. A few scattered finger marks in some of the early volumes but overall a nice clean set. Very good +. Item #7539

Babar's ABC was issued by Methuen in 1937 in small format for younger readers. This collection gathers together all the original large format books written by Jean de Brunhoff about Babar and his friends and family. First published in French, of course, these are the first UK editions.

Price: £975.00

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