GAZAN, Henri. Marie-Anne et son oncle sam. Unpaginated, 18 ff. Illustrated throughout with pochoirs. Oblong folio, 277 x 380 mm, bound in publisher's raspberry paper boards with pochoir illustrated label on the front cover. Paris: G. Boutitie, .
First and only edition, one of 500 copies. A striking allegorical work illustrating the relationship between France and the United States during the First World War. Marie-Anne (France) is adrift at sea and beset by dangers on all sides. Sharks, giant octopus, sea-serpents and dragons (the Central Powers) are continually thwarted by Oncle Sam (the US) as he fights tirelessly to rescue her. The action is illustrated in comic book cell-like images coloured in bright pochoir with the text in French above or beneath each image with the English text appearing on the facing page. A fine copy.
Catalogue of the Cotsen Children's Library 3736.
Item nr. 167371