BOOKS: (5) Incl Petit Poucet 1928 Felix Lorioux, 5 illustrated children's titles, in French: 1) Le Petit Poucet. Hachette. 1926. Hardcover. 9.5"w x 12"h. 72 pages. Illustrated by Felix Lorioux. 2) Camille Melloy. Cinq Contes de Noel. Declee de Brouwer et Cie. 1934. Hardcover. 8.5"w x 8.5"h. 69 pages plus five color plates by Jeanne Hebbelynck. 3) Contes d'Andersen Le Sylphe ou les Ames des Fleurs. Imagerie Merveilleuse de l'Enfance. 1948. Softcover. 7.25"w x 10.75"h. 16 pages. Illustrated by Henri Thiriet. Lower corner of front cover cracked and may fall off. 4) Conte de Grimm Tom Pouce. Imagerie Merveilleuse de l'Enfance. 1948. Softcover. 7.25"w x 10.75"h. 16 pages. Illustrated by Henti Thiriet. 5) Cendrillon: Le Livre Qui Chante. Editions J. Barbe. 1949. Hardcover. 7"w x 9"h. 12 pages on heavy boards. At front and back are small plastic record discs with a metal stylus mechanism and instructions for making them play using only the book. Not tested.
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