# 17481

LEGRAND, Edy

[LA PEROUSE] Voyages et glorieuses decouvertes des grands navigateurs et explorateurs francais

$400.00 AUD

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Paris : Tolmer, 1921. Folio, original pochoir pictorial boards (rubbed), decorative endpapers (front hinge split), 32 pp, 54 pochoir colour illustrations (including folding map of La Perouse’s voyages), a poem clipped from a magazine tipped-in at rear blank. This magnificent book represents one of the high points of Art Deco children’s book illustration. (It featured in the first major exhibition of Art Deco design, curated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1971). The book tells the stories of the most notable French explorers, including Cartier, Bougainville, d’Entrecasteaux, Dumont d’Urville and La Perouse, accompanied by the exquisite artwork of Edy Legrand.