Item #7711 Nine Tales from Les Contes Drolatiques. Honore de Balzac.

Nine Tales from Les Contes Drolatiques.

London: John Westhouse, 1945. 8vo. First edition thus. Original buff cloth. Jacket design by 'Zero'. Illustrations by R. A. Brandt. Unclipped d/w with tiny chips to the top and bottom edges and some dust-marking. Fine in very good d/w. Item #7711

Brandt's illustrations are like a cross between Mervyn Peake and Betty Swanwick. An under-appreciated example of postwar publishing.

Price: £15.00

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