Lot 100 of 350:
The Fats and Thins prepare for war  

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$200 - $300

Title:
Fatapoufs & Thinifers
Author:
Maurois, André
Place:
[New York]
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Company
Date:
[1940]
Description:

92 pp. Translated by Rosemary Benét. Illustrated in color by Jean Bruller. (4to), Pictorial blind-stamped blue cloth, dust jacket. First American Edition.

A delightful fable concerning a conflict between the aggressive and abstemious Thinifers and the peaceful and pleasure-loving Fatapoufs. Written in the early stages of WWII, the book seems to satirize the politics of the time. Wonderful illustrations, somewhat in the style of Canadian alternative cartoonist Seth.

"It is quite evident," they said, "that the Thinifers are a strange and incomprehensible race; they don't like to eat, nor drink, nor be merry. But because two nations do not have the same tastes is no reason for them to explode pieces of metal at each other, hurting people and bursting their balloons."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some tears and chips to dust jacket, which is price-clipped; light edgewear to cloth; near fine in good or better jacket.
 
Item number:
291818
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