André Gonin, Lausanne, 1948.
FIRST EDITION of this signular bestiary, a tour de force of modern illustration.
Illustrated with 18 powerful and wildly imaginative full-page hors-texte original color lithographs by Jean Lurçat (who is also the author of the text).
From a total edition of 280 numbered copies, this is one of 245 printed on fine Marais wove paper. SIGNED by Lurçat and Gonin (the editor).
Folio. Loose as issued in wraps, parchment-backed chemise, and board slipcase. FINE AND BRIGHT, with no defects.
Rauch 161, The Artist & The Book 171a ("These boldly conceived and printed color lithographs represent Lurçat at his most decorative.")