Item #012817 OPERA SOUFFLE. Simont Marc, story and illustrations.
OPERA SOUFFLE

OPERA SOUFFLE

NY: Henry Shuman, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Early book by author and artist Marc Simont (1915 - 2013), whose long career brought him two Caldecott honors and one Caldecott medal. this a light hearted, illustrated romp through productions at the (old) Metropolitan Opera, called "60 Picture in Bravura" (Simont also illustrated books for James Thurber, another author/artist, when Thurber's sight failed in later life.) Warmly inscribed to close friends and fellow residents of Cornwall CT where Simont and his family made their home. With an original illustration of a severe looking pair of opera goers in formal dress in a box at the opera; Simont bemusedly inscribes underneath the drawing "It hurts me too sometimes....", apparently referring to how some opera can be painful to endure. Covers are red, faux-velvet, worn about the edges, internals near fine. Dustjacket worn but presentable. Very Good / Very Good. Item #012817

Price: $250.00

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