HURD, CLEMENT. HURD,CLEMENT. COUNTRY. NY: William R. Scott, (1939). 8vo (7 1/4 x 8 1/4"), pictorial boards, slightest bit of cover soil, near Fine. First and likely only edition. This is a charming panorama of country life featuring 14 color lithographed panels in Hurd's characteristic bold, simple style (Hurd was the illustrator of "Goodnight Moon"), reminiscent of Alexandra Exters panoramas. There is one page of text about a little boy and girl's visit to a farmer in the country. Deliberately short, it was meant to stimulate the imagination and be the basis for a story that children would embellish themselves. There is a companion piece titled "Town". See Bader p. 221-222 who commentos on the influence of Soviet children's books and Japanese screen art that can be seen in this book. Rare.
(Inventory #: 38957)
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