UN TAS D'HISTOIRES, by Jeanne Cappe & Elisabeth Ivanovsky - 1936


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Un Tas D'Histoires

by Jeanne Cappe 

illustrated by Elisabeth Ivanovsky

Published by: Desclee, De Brouwer & Cie, Editeurs, c.1936. Lavishly illustrated with lovely color drawings. Text in French. 61 pages. 7.25 x 9.75 inches.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Volume is in very good+ condition exhibiting minor to minimal overall wear.
  • Color illustrated covers are well-preserved and display minor aging with some foxing along shoulder on back as well as scattered smudges and light stains. (See photos)
  • Boards show minor edgewear with some toning and darkening, as well as a shadow along shoulders.
  • Spine is in designed brown, and shows minor wear to ends with bumping. 
  • Binding is secure, yet exhibits a small gap at foot of gutter between pages 56-57. (See photos)
  • Interior is well-preserved, showing gentle age-toning, mostly marginal.
  • Front fep displays pen dedication. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are otherwise free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are midly toned.
  • Onion skin DJ shows moderate overall toning, as well as some edgewear with rubbing and chipping to spine ends.
  • Corners of DJ are mildly rubbed.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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A charming collection of children's stories, that will delight your little ones. Featuring the adventures of a little boy who new how to invent, a Japanese doll, little red fish, and much more, this is a treasure trove of tales that never grow old. Written in the beautiful French style of Jeanne Cappe, and illustrated with Jvanovsky's enchanting drawings, it is an invaluable find for your adventurous child, to read by himself or listen before bedtime.


This scarce book was illustrated by the talented Elisabeth Ivanovsky (born Élisavieta Andréïevna Ivanovskaia, 1910-2006). Of Russian descent, she emigrated at a young age to study in Brussels, and become a prolific illustrator and painter. This is one of her earliest publications, of 346 books to which she contributed illustrations.


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Year Printed: 1936
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: France
Topic: Fairy Tales & Fantasy
Binding: Hardcover
Region: Europe
Author: Jeanne Cappe
Subject: Children's
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: French
Publisher: Desclee De Brouwer & Cie
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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