MATES, RUDOLF. (MATES,RUDOLF)illus. THE MAGIC FLUTES by Josef Kozisek. NY. London & Toronto: Longmans Green, 1929. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge wear else VG+. This is the tale of a family of poor, humanized mice whose father teaches each of his 8 sons how to play a magic flute and then sends them out into the world to spread happiness. There is a colorful border on each page of text and many, many striking, vibrantly colored full page + in text illustrations that almost seem to be hand-done. One of the best picture books for children. See Mahoney et. al p.136 and Five Years of Childrens Books p.76.
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