POMPOM: THE LITTLE RED SQUIRREL - LIDA, 1st/1st 1936 HC/DJ - Illust by ROJAN
POMPOM: THE LITTLE RED SQUIRREL — By Lida, with Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky (Rojan) — Translated by Georges Duplaix — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1936 HC/DJ — A Pere Castor Book — $ 1.00
Publisher: Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York (1936)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The pages and Feodor Rojankovsky lithographs / illustrations are crisp and clean. The very scarce dust jacket is in very good condition save for a chip to the top spine end and light shelfwear. It remains uncut, with the original price of $1 still apparent. A very sweet and beautiful story: "a story about a baby squirrel, and his life in the forest with his father and mother and three other baby squirrels." Please see below for more information about Rojan (Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky) and his lovely work.
Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky (December 24, 1891 – October 12, 1970), also known as Rojan, was a Russian émigré illustrator. He is well known both for children's book illustration and for erotic art. He won the 1956 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration from the American Library Association, recognizing Frog Went A-Courtin' by John Langstaff. Rojankovsky was born in Mitava, Courland Governorate of the Russian Empire (now in Latvia). He studied two years at the private Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture but left in 1914 to serve in the Imperial Russian Army during World War I. Soon afterward, he moved to France and studied under Esther Averill. In 1941, he moved to the US and began a career of illustrating more than a hundred books, most featuring animals or nature. -Wikipedia