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CHILDREN’S BOOK – BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS: Zgode in nezgode kraljevskega dvora [Stories and Sorries from the Royal Court]



The first edition of a popular Slovenian children’s book with an original, well preserved dust jacket.

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8°. 202 pp. with black and white and black and apricot colour illustrations, original illustrated apricot colour bindings, green linen spine with black printed title, original dustjacket, illustrated endpapers (Very Good, dustjacket with tiny tears).


This is a first edition of a popular Slovenian book for children and youth by Milan Šega (1915-1998), an author and editor, who, as a member of the resistance, spent WWII in Italian prisons and later as a member of Italian partisans.

The amusing colour and black and white illustrations were made by Melita Vovk (born 1928), who studied at the Academy for Design and Applied Arts in Ljubljana in 1950s. Her professors ere famous painters and illustrators such as Maksim Sedej, Božidar Jakac, and Riko Debenjak. Vovk won many awards for her book illustrations.


References: OCLC 441169344.

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