Gigi. The Story of a Merry-Go-Round Horse

Gigi. The Story of a Merry-Go-Round Horse
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Gigi. The Story of a Merry-Go-Round HorseGigi. The Story of a Merry-Go-Round HorseGigi. The Story of a Merry-Go-Round Horse

Elizabeth Foster. Illustrated by Ilse Bischoff.

London. Collins. 1944. First edition. Grey cloth-bound hardback, illustrated dust jacket. 118 pages. Decorative endpapers, colour frontispiece, numerous b&w text illustrations including several full-page and 2 double-page plates. 245 x 185mm (9 x 7"). 0.5kg. . English. Very good; light wear to jacket, creasing to top edge, a 3cm tear at head of spine, two 1cm tears to lower edge, tears neatly repaired with tape on verso of jacket, browning to spine, not price-clipped; a small brown spot on half-title, no inscriptions.

A charming tale of a merry-go-round horse named Gigi who travelled across Europe. Gigi began life in the Prater park in Vienna, he was then sent to Paris, then sold to a junk man in the Caledonian Market in London and finally emigrated to America. His tale reflects the displaced people of Europe and the similar paths they took during the 1930s and 40s. Ilse Bischoff illustrations are delightful.