Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff. First edition, first impression.
This large format French edition of the Histoire de Babar is in very good condition and is a lovely find. It lacks the elephant logo on the reverse of the title page indicating that it is the first edition and first impression of this classic children’s book. Original orange boards with Babar on the cover and a blue strip spine. The illustrations are bright and free from children’s scribbles or tears. The boards are a little marked and a small stain on the lower corner of the front cover. Intact green and grey illustrated end papers. The contents are mildly grubby in places. The hinges are good. 48 printed pages. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2″