Seven Simeons. Boris Artzybasheff.
Seven Simeons
Seven Simeons
"King Douda was rich, wise, powerful, and, moreover, he was very good-looking! So good-looking was King Douda that his beauty could not be imagined, nor described with a pen, nor told about in a tale. Yet he was very unhappy."

Seven Simeons

Very Good / Very Good. Item #11692

New York: The Junior Literary Guild and the Viking Press, 1937. First Edition. Quarto (29.5x22x1cm); unpaginated [30pp]. Fourteen full-page color illustrations, with a similar number of vignettes and decorative motifs as marginalia.

Illustrated dustjacket in metallic gold and three colors. Jade green boards with dark green lettering and frieze on front panel. Jacket unclipped with shallowly docked inner flaps, as published. The jacket shows some rubbing (particularly on the metallic gold) at edges and corners, with minor chips at spine crown and foot. Some general slight soiling from respectful handling. Minimal toning to endpapers and textblock, otherwise unmarred and unmarked. Previous owner's signature—oh so tiny, and in the same filigree line as Artzybasheff's illustrations—hidden coyly within the front pastedown.

This volume was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1938—the year the medal was inaugurated.

Price: $200.00