(Antwerpen), (Drukkerij Reclam), (1923). 22,5 x 30 cm, 24pp. text+ 12 colour plates, original colour ill. wrappers. In custom-made conservation box, title on spine.
First edition. The only children's book produced by a member of the Belgian avant-garde, with rightly famous modernist illustrations. Here, 'children's joy' certainly becomes adult's pleasure, the enthusiasm of the avant-garde's first years coinciding with the colourful world as seen by 'innocent' eyes. Difficult to find (a children's book!) in as fine condition as this copy.