Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1939. Four quarto vols. (26); (28); (24); (26)pp. A collection of four children's titles, each robustly illustrated with vibrant color images by Ballester Peña. The titles are:
1. Historia del General San Martín. An approachable retelling of José de San Martín's heroics in the liberation of Argentina from the Spanish Empire. Bound in pink pictorial boards backed in blue cloth.
2. El Niño Dios. The story of the Nativity, accompanied by fascinating cubist illustrations. Bound in green pictorial boards backed in blue cloth.
3. Ali Baba y los Cuarenta Ladrones. A delightful adaptation of the myth of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Bound in blue pictorial boards backed in blue cloth.
4. Geografia Argentina. An educational narrative tour of Argentina's landscape and culture. Bound in yellow pictorial boards backed in blue cloth.
All volumes housed in a slipcase, which is decorated with original folk-style watercolor designs and cutouts of paper and foil. Bumps to corners of volumes, trace wear to corners of slipcase, else near fine. All housed in later chemise and slipcase. Bookplate of former owner on chemise. Item #31709