[ROJAN, Fedor Stepanovitch Rojankovsky, known as] Quand la bise fut venue. La Grande Maison du Blanc, Place de l'Opéra, Paris.
(Paris, Lecram Imprimeur, n.d. 1925).
Square 8vo, loose as issued in colour pictorial chemise. (16) pp. Complete.
6 exquisite colour plates by Russian-born artist Rojan.
First and only edition.
Charming production for the French department store La Grande Maison du Blanc and one of Rojan’s earliest commercial works in France.
Born in Mitava (Lithuania), Feodor Rojankovsky (1891-1970) studied at the Moscow Art Institute under Konstantin Korovin, the head decorator of the Moscow Imperial Opera. During the First World War he served in the army and had consequently to flee after the Revolution. He worked as a designer for the Poznan Opera in Poland and also as a magazine illustrator. In 1926 he immigrated to Paris where he mainly worked as a graphic designer. After the German occupation of Paris, he fled and settled in New York in 1941. Between 1943 and 1958 he illustrated eighteen titles for “The Little Golden Books” series of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster. In 1956 he received the highest merit in the United States for an illustrator of children’s books. “The Story of Daniel Boone” is one of his best loved and most famous children’s books.