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Le Roi Babar

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Author: Jean de Brunhoff

Illustrator: Jean de Brunhoff

de BRUNHOFF, Jean. Le Roi Babar. Paris: Editions du Jardin de Modes [1933]. 4to, 48pp. Black quarter-cloth with color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. Spine ends and edges worn, light scratching and soiling to covers, else an internally clean, bright copy.

First edition. The third of Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar books, issued two-years before the English-language edition. Watch as Babar and his queen Celleste return from their honeymoon to oversee the creation of their magnificent new city, Cellestville! The many spectacular double-page spreads make this one of the most beautiful of all the Babar titles!