Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine. Andre Maurois, Jeannette Marandon, foreword.
Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine
Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine
Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine
Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine
Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine

Le Merveilleux Voyage de la Goutte de Vitamine

[New York]: [Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies], [1942]. Oblong volume, measuring 5.5 x 8.5 inches: [20]. Pale blue comb binding, original color-lithographed pictorial wrappers, printed foreword followed by nineteen lithographed pages, including seven full-page color illustrations. Light offsetting from color lithographs to facing pages.

First and only edition of this wartime fundraiser produced by schoolchildren at the École Maternelle Publique Richelandière in Saint-Étienne, France, with a foreword by Andre Maurois. Written and designed by “a class of children from five to six years,” the illustrated tale follows a brave American vitamin drop who crosses the ocean to provide aid to the children of unoccupied France. At the climax, having taken a train to Saint-Étienne and walked to school, the vitamin drop dives into the mouth of a hungry child. This vibrant little book was printed in New York and sold to raise money for the Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies. A fine copy of an ephemeral production, “signed” in the stone by the children who were its creators.

Price: $750.00