THE STORK AND THE JEWELS: A PARABLE ... Translated from the French by Gerold Lauck. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, . Octavo, illustrations by Peter Lauck, boards. First edition in English. A parable about a boy who rescued a stork, who returns each year on the boy's birthday, bringing him something from the land of faerie. The author was a French commando in World War II, was wounded, captured, released, worked with the resistance, and was captured again. After the war he joined the Dominican Order and moved to the U.S. A nearly fine copy in good dust jacket with narrow chip and associated wrinkles to rear panel, internal tape mend to same, and some edge wear and dust soiling. (#117590).
'FIRST PRINTING" and code "I-A" on copyright page.