Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Size: Oblong 4to
Publisher: Paris: Plon-Nourrit & Cie, .
An attractive first edition in linen cloth binding, stamped in green & gilt, blue endpapers, edges stained orange, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper, close to near fine with minor, unobtrusive stain to front panel; illustrated in full color throughout, minute tape repair to one page, the occasional, rather negligible foxing. Quite scarce in dust-wrapper.
Boutet de Monvel's masterpiece, "beautifully printed and exquisitely composed; " the author/illustrator is ranked alongside Caldecott & Greenaway "as a major figure in the 19th Century Golden Age of children's book illustration" (Silvie, Children's Books and Their Creators). ; 47,  pages.