Tel Aviv: Barlevy/Barlevi, ca. 1940s. First edition. Softcover. Square quarto. 9x9.5" Unpaginated. 10 pages. Staple-bound illustrated stiff wrappers, with red lettering on the front cover. This imaginative and fantastical children's story tells of a wizard and his companions, a group of animate dolls. This group includes a male doll from Egypt, a girl doll from Israel, a clown and a teddy bear, all of whom travel with him on his adventures to through Egypt, Israel and other other imaginary realms, while riding on large flying fish. Illustrated throughout with fancicul lithographic illustrations in color (4 full page + the 2 covers) and other in-text illustrations in dark blue & white. Text in Hebrew.
Wrappers with light rubbing to the corners, some light creasing and smudges. Staples rusted, with some small stains surrounding. Rubbing along the spine. Interior with some light age toning to the pages with text. Images mostly clean and bright. Small tear at the forth page along the gutter, at the top staple. Wrappers in good+, interior with very good- condition overall. Scarce. Protected by modern mylar. g+ to vg-. Item #43554
This is book #78 from Barlevy Publishing.