WOLFF, KATE. PERE CASTOR. SUISSE EN IMAGES LUMINIEUSES designed by Lalouve. Paris: Flammarion (1936). Square 4to (8 1/2"), flexible pictorial card coverss, Fine and unused. 1st edition. There are 12 lovely full page silhouette illustrations. Each illustration represents a different historical figure or event in Swiss history including William Tell, Nicolas de Flue, Major Davel and more. The child is to cut out the marked sections of the illustration. Then by cutting out pieces of various colored papers provided in the book, and pasting them into open sections of the full page illustration, the child can make their own illuminated pictures. The effect is most effective when held to the light. Designed by LALOUVE whose real name was Kate Wolff. Wolff was a Jewish artist forced to leave Germany in 1933. She came to Paris and began to work for Pere Castor, hiding her Jewish origins and changing her name to Lalouve, This is one of the more unusual and rare Pere Castor titles.
(Inventory #: 38871)
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