Paris: Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1919.First Edition. Dynamic and engaging French children's book, precursor to what we now know as the graphic novel, vibrant with art deco pochoir illustrations hand-coloured by the famed Parisian printer, J. Saude.
Author and illustrator, Edy LeGrand was only 18 when Nouvelle Revue Francaise (NRF) decided to publish Macao et Cosmage, their first title for children. Item #1129
Square folio, 54 pages of vibrant colour pochoir plates (including endpapers), bindings rubbed, front cover is waterstained, leaves loose within the binding, one plate has browned and offsetting affects another yet the internal contents remain in very good order.