BOOKS: (4) Vols Illustrated French Children's, 4 volumes from Librairie Renouard, Paris, Henri Laurens, Editeur. Hardcovers. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, black and white and some color illustrations throughout, top page edges gilded. Berquin: L'Ami des Enfants, illustrations by H. Gerbault, 172 pages; Les Contes de Schmid, illustrations by Louis Morin, 116 pages; d'Aulnoy et Beaumont; Contes de Fees, illustrated by Henry Morin, 116 pages; Contes de Grimm, illustrated by Henry Morin, 100 pages.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925