Title: Anatole and the Piano
Author: Eve Titus
Illustrator: Paul Galdone
Year: 1971 (First Edition)
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
Remarks: 1st Picture Puffin edition
Book Condition: Good/Fair
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: There is one thing in the world that Anatole loves more than cheese, and that is piano music. So when M. Duval's nephew plans a concert for the orphans of Paris, Anatole is overjoyed. But there is an accident and it looks as if the concert will not take place until, Anatole, the 'Mouse Magnifique', saves the day.

Illustrated throughout with charming b&w and 'patriotic' (pour les Français!) three-tone monochrome pencil and watercolour sketches.

The covers generally clean, but are creased and part of the spine is rubbed. All pages have been subjected to handling, but are largely clean (a handful have some soiling near their edges), and unmarked – although the previous owner intended to sell the book for a 3 pence (above the '70s RRP) profit and has inscribed "23p" on the title page in blue ballpoint.

Scarce first edition.

Measures 19.5 cm × 14 cm (7.8″ × 5.6″). Large 12mo. 30 pp.

Price: £6.95

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