The Story of Babar

Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrated by the author
Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies

Essays by: Faїza Guène, Adam Gopnik and Christine Nelson

Rarely seen archive material from The Morgan Library and a large-format first edition all reproduced in exquisite facsimile

Limited Edition

‘We are completely blown away by the edition you’ve done of The Story of Babar!! It’s simply MAGNIFICENT. I’m almost afraid to touch it, it’s so beautiful! Many many thanks for all the splendid work that went into this!’

  1. Laurent de Brunhoff and Phyllis Rose

Babar has captured the imagination of generations of readers. Share the magic and nostalgia, the joy of reminiscing and the delight of discovery with this new limited edition.

‘If you love elephants, you will love Babar . . . And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now’

  1. A. A. Milne

Limited to 750 copies numbered by hand on a certificate printed on green Marcate Nettuno paper
High quality reproductions of a first edition of Histoire de Babar, 61 sketches and de Brunhoff’s original maquette
Histoire de Babar 56 pages printed on Abbey Pure Paper
Sketches and maquette printed on Abbey Lynx Paper
Facsimile volume quarter-bound in cloth with paper sides
Sketches, maquette and limitation certificate presented in a portfolio quarter-bound in cloth with printed paper sides
Commentary 120 pages printed on Abbey Pure Paper
Essays by Faïza Guène, Adam Gopnik and Christine Nelson
Translation of Histoire de Babar by Christine Nelson and Sophie Lewis
Commentary volume quarter-bound in cloth with Plike paper sides
Facsimile, commentary and portfolio housed together in a presentation box quarter-bound in cloth with printed Marcate Nettuno paper sides and secured with green grosgrain ribbon
Presentation box: 14½" x 10½"x 2¼"

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