Golden Cockerel


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Author: Elaine Pogany

Illustrator: Willy Pogany

POGANY, Elaine. The Golden Cockerel. From the original Russian Fairy Tale of Alexander Pushkin. With pictures by Willy Pogány. NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1938. 4to, [48]pp. Red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers; 12 full-page, full color illustrations and 20 b&w drawings. Lower corners worn, other corners and spine ends lightly so, paper slightly yellowed with age, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (some chips and wear at edges).

First edition. A war-weary king strikes a bargain with a wizard and his supernatural bird in this enchanting fable from old Russia. Elaine Pogány's adaptation of the beloved story by Alexander Pushkin sweeps readers of all ages into a lively tale that unfolds against a colorful panorama of palaces and forests populated by princesses, peasants, and soldiers. This classic work receives a stunning artistic treatment from one of the masters of book illustration, Willy Pogány, whose evocative pictures adorn many of the pages.