Flora. by BIANCO, Pamela, llustrator. René CHALUPT.

Flora. by BIANCO, Pamela, llustrator. René CHALUPT.

~ Flora. Paris: Lucien Vogel, [England: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, 1921].

4to (288 × 219 mm), pp. [4], 43, [3], including 13 full page monochrome illustrations. Plus a mounted, hand coloured frontispiece and 7 hand coloured etched plates. Uncut and partially unopened in original boards. Excellent.

First edition in French. A collection of charming illustrations by Bianco (1906-1994) an English-born American child prodigy who came to light in the 1910s. In 1919, at the age of thirteen she exhibited work at a children’s show in Turin, then in London and New York. She later illustrated a children’s edition of Blake’s, Songs of Innocence in 1928 and her work appears in many American galleries and museums, including MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The accompanying verses are by René Chalupt.

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