[Paris]: Le Club Francais du Livre, 1957.
Hardcover. First French edition. Translation by Jean Rosenthal. Preface by Marcel Achard. Yellow linen-weave cloth covered boards with illustration stamped in black and white. Soiling to the boards, some bumping and slightly cocked, very good, without a dustwrapper as issued. Inscribed by Bemelmans to Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the world’s premiere fashion designers during the 1930s. Schiaparelli pioneered numerous now-iconic fashion elements such as the divided skirt, trompe-l'oeil detailing, synthetic materials, and exposed fasteners, as well as incorporating surrealist designs into her work through her collaborations with Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dali.