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Les Enfants Terribles - Jean Cocteau

The Folio Society, 1976, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

First in this edition. [First: 1929] From the preface: “The complete set of drawings by the author was published on its own in 1934, five years after the original publication of the text. Several of the drawings have been reproduced in later text editions in French and English but the whole set seems never to have been reprinted. Although the original book had the title ‘Soixante Dessins pour les Enfants Terribles’ it actually contained the drawn title page and the sixty-one drawings reproduced here. Rather than interrupt the narrative by placing so many illustrations in their correct places in the text, the complete set, which in itself tells the whole story, has been kept together as a separate sequence at the end.”

Illustrator: The Author
Size: 9" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 118
Translator: Rosamond Lehmann

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