Tesnohlidek, Rudolf; Illustrated By Maurice Sendak
The Cunning Little Vixen
The Bodley Head
First UK edition. Translated from the classic Czech novel, The Cunning Little Vixen explores the human - animal relationship between the two central characters - a forester and the Vixen of the title. This edition is beautifully illustrated in colour by Sendak. Maurice Sendak won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for book illustration in 1970 and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for illustration in 1983. Olive green cloth boards with gilt titling to backstrip. Illustrated end papers of insects / bugs. 187 pp. Very slight sunning to spine of dust jacket with small piece of archival tape to the inside reinforcing a nick to the top of the dj spine. Otherwise everything is Fine. DJ now protected in archival quality cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
CZECH STORY, ANIMALS, COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD, LAURA INGALLS WILDER AWARD