MUNARI, Bruno (1907-1998)
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[Milano] : Stampato in Italia nelle off. Graf. Veronesi della Casa Editrice Mondadori, 1945. First edition. Folio, pictorial card covers with cut-out ‘spy-hole’ to front (faint foxing and a few light marks), pp , each page with a successively smaller flap which opens to reveal a bright full colour lithograph; a good copy of this beautiful children’s picture book.
This is the third in Italian artist Bruno Munari’s series of seven movable picture books, published by Mondadori in 1945. Although 10 books were announced by the publisher (they are listed on the back cover of this book), only seven were realised.