LEWITT AND HIM. (LEWITT AND HIM)illus. LOCOMOTIVE by Julian Tuwim. London: Minerva Pub., no date, circa 1936. Oblong 4to (10 1/4 x 7 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in lightly soiled dust wrapper with two mends on rear panel. The text, translated from the Polish, is composed of three poems by Tuwim: Locomotive, The Turnip and The Bird's Broadcast. Featuring wonderful, stylized color illustratrions on every page (44 in all) by noted Polish graphic artists George Lewitt and Jan Him. First published in 1934 in Poland, this first English language edition was printed in Poland. Listed as a notable foreign children's book in Mahoney, she comments on the "vivid sense of strength and continuity" in the illustrations. A great picture book, Quite hard to find in fine condition and with adust wrapper. (Inventory #: 8773)
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