Published by Abelard-Schuman, London, 1966
First printing of this bilingual French-English picture book about a lively family, one of Michael Foreman's earliest books. THE GUARDIAN identifies Michael Foreman as "one of the best-known British writer-illustrators," in part thanks to his remarkable output: since he began his career in 1961, he has published over 300 books for children and adults. He has earned two Kate Greenaway Medals, and has twice been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. 10'' x 7''. Original boards. Original unclipped ($2.95 / 15s) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. 46 pages. Jacket with some edgewear, light soil; rubbing to spine, affecting lettering. Binding with mild edgewear. Interior clean and bright. Near fine in very good dust jacket.
Published by Abelard-Schuman, 1966
Condition: Good. 1966. No Edition Remarks. 46 pages. Illustrated dust jacket over red cloth. Colour illustrations throughout. French and English text. Light foxing and tanning to pages. More prominent to text block edges, pastedowns and free endpapers. Binding remains firm. Boards have minor corner bumping and edgewear with mild tanning and scuffing overall. Spine has light tanning with soft crushing to ends. Clipped dust jacket with moderate rubbing, chipping and tearing to edges. Moderate tanning and scuffing overall with visible loss and creasing to panels.
Published by Abelard Schuman, 1966
Seller: Love Rare Books, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Association Member: PBFA
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Huit Enfants et un Bebe, Leonore Klien, illustrated by Michael Foreman, pub. Abelard Schuman, 1966, 1st ed. 46 pages illustrated in colour. French text. Quarto, red cloth in good order. No inscriptions. The jacket is clipped top and bottom of the inner flap else bright and crisp, with very mild dustiness to margins, tiny closed tear to top edge of the spine. Jacket now in acetate sleeve. A French family has too little space and consult the mayor on how to manage. His rather odd suggestions are reluctantly taken up but eventually prove to be the answer. The text is in simple French with an English translation to the rear. A lovely early example of Michael Foreman's illustrations.