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VINTAGE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS BY PERE CASTOR

Bravo, Tortue(Bravo Tortoise), 1950; 7″ x 8 1/4″ Last week we met, Christina, working at our beloved Cafe Neuf—here in Toronto for a 1 year hiatus from work at the Paris publisher, Flammarion. On hearing this from her, it was … Continue reading

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PERE CASTOR DESERVES AN ENCORE!

In the 1935 edition of Plouf the Wild Duck, we’re ushered into the birth of the little protagonist by way of his mother’s reverie on the changes of the moon during her stay on the nest with her eggs. That … Continue reading

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WILD AND WONDERFUL: PERE CASTOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

We have embarked, in our acquisitions of the past year or so, upon the easily underestimated powers of Americana graphics. Here we want to dip into inventory we’ve held and loved for years, graphics that likewise trade in discovery that … Continue reading

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PANORAMA DE LA MONTAGNE

Panorama de la Montagne 1938 Alexandra Exter (illustrator) Marie Colmont (author) The “piece of resistance”–from the point of view of graphic art– in the Pere Castor series is the  1938 accordion book, that unfolds to 94″ (ht. 9 3/8″) to … Continue reading

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PERE CASTOR’S SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When we hear the expression, “French Illustrated Books,” our thoughts immediately turn to dazzling, audacious imagery in tandem with chic, often risque literature. But there is a remarkable and much-beloved series of that genre which devotes graphic printing prowess to … Continue reading

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