MAUROIS, André (author). Jean BRULLER (illustrator). Patapoufs & Filifers. Paris; Paul Hartmann. 1930.
4to. Original ivory paper-covered card wrappers lettered in red, edges uncut; pp. [viii], -92 + [iv], printed on fine Velin de Rives paper; illustrated throughout in bold and inky lithographed colours and line with a total of 75 drawings by Jean Bruller including a pictorial title, frontispiece, and a host of other colour-lithographed vignettes and half-page illustrations decorating the text, together with a pair of full-page coloured plates showing the armorial shields of the Filifers and the Patapoufs against dense black backgrounds printed at the front and rear of the book; externally near fine, and surprisingly so in view of the vulnerability of the binding, internally very clean with the occasional minor fox-mark and some internal weakening of stitching with occasional cracking, but holding.
First edition, published on October 25th, 1930. One of the de luxe numbered copies, limited to only 240 examples, printed on fine paper. There were an additional 25 copies printed on Japon Impérial, 50 copies on Hollande Van Gelder, and 10 copies on Velin de Rives reserved for René Ferault.