Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, (1931). Quarto, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches, original color pictorial paper boards, red cloth spine, color pictorial endpapers, unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations on every page. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown, dust jacket chipped at corners and spine ends, with small abrasion to front panel.
First edition of this vibrantly illustrated tale of an American girl's summer trip to France to visit her cousin. In Paris, the children play in the city parks and scale the Eiffel Tower: “From top to bottom it was covered with stars and comets so bright that those in the sky seemed small beside them and hid themselves behind clouds." Later, Joan and Pierre explore the countryside of Brittany, where they adopt a lamb as a pet, attend a Breton religious festival, and fish for crabs in the harbor. A very good copy of a charming travelogue, brightly illustrated, rarely found in the fragile dust jacket.