Paris: Tolmer, Éditeur, 1929. Oblong volume, measuring 8 x 9.5 inches: . Original color pictorial boards, yellow cloth spine, green pictorial pastedowns, color illustrations on every page. Lightest soiling and shelfwear to boards.
First edition of this picture book about the life of Venezuelan general and statesman Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), who presided over the uneasy liberation of much of South America from Spain. The energetic illustrations by Edy-Legrand depict the youthful radicalization of Bolívar, highlights of his “Campagne Admirable,” his meeting with the Spanish general Pablo Morillo, ships clashing on the Orinoco River, Bolívar’s daring crossing of the Andes, and his victory at the Battle of Boyacá. “Peu de gloires atteignent la sienne et le nom du Libertador grandit sans cesse comme le symbole d'un passé glorieux et d'un avenir magnifique.” Text in French. A near-fine example.