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Strikingly hand-coloured lithographs illustrating the humoristic tale of Aunt Beetle's birthday together with 2 original drawings of scenes in the book by Bodenheim

BODENHEIM, Nelly (illustrator), Lizzy ANSINGH and Jean-Paul VROOM (lithographer).
Tante Tor is jarig.
Utrecht, Stichting De Roos (printed in Amsterdam by Dieperink & Co.), 1950.
With: (2) [ORIGINAL DRAWINGS - BODENHEIM, Nelly]. [2 drawings: one featuring beetles, a maybeetle, and (Spanish) flies and another showing "Aunt Beetle" in bed being congratulated by her mosquito maid]. [ca. 1950].
4to (ca. 27 x 19.5 cm). All text and illustrations, including the illustrated front board, are lithographs by the famous Dutch artist Jean-Paul Vroom in facsimile after the text and illustrations by Lizzy Ansingh and Nelly Bodenheim. The lithographs are hand-coloured under supervision of Vroom. The work is printed on Simili Japon paper. Together with two original drawings by Bodenheim, hand-coloured and signed in her initials, mounted on a grey passepartout folder highlighting the scene with the beetles, maybeetle, and fly. The illustration of "Aunt Beetle" and her mosquito maid can be found on the back. Original hand-coloured lithographed paper over boards with the title stamped in decorative letters on the spine. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [25], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp.
€ 2,250
Limited edition - no. 136 of 200 - of a remarkable mid-20th-century illustrative work by the renowned Dutch artist and illustrator of children's books Nelly Bodenheim. It was published as publication number 16 of "Stichting De Roos", based in Utrecht, as a literary publication for bibliophiles. Of the 200 copies, the majority was meant for members of that same foundation in Utrecht (175 copies) and the remaining 25 were meant for the "Quellinus" association, which supported the publication of this work. The present work consists of a rhymed story about "Aunt Beetle", written by Lizzy Ansignh, alongside 12 illustrations (and an illustrated front board and title-page) by Nelly Bodenheim. The work was lithographed by and hand-coloured under supervision of Jean-Paul Vroom in 1950, in facsimile after the handwriting (and draughtsmanship) of Ansignh and Bodenheim. It tells and illustrates the story about "Aunt Beetle's" birthday and all anthopomorphic animals coming to visit her, including a mosquito, bees, a maybeetle, flies, a dragonfly, ants, caterpillars, and other beetles.
The boards are very slightly toned and slightly bumped around the corners and the head and foot of the spine, internally fine and clean. Overall in very good condition. Ad 2 shows some very small spots in the margins, otherwise in very good condition. WorldCat 899042306, 54290625 (19 copies).
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