Budapest: Dante (Hungária), 1929. With 25 full page illustrations. First edition. In original illustrated paper. 95, (1) p. In fine condition.
Zsigmond (Sigismond, Sigismund Anton) Cselényi Walleshausen (1887 or 1888 – after 1957) was a Hungarian Expressionist painter, graphic artist, author and puppeteer. Studied painting in Budapest and Paris. Participated in numerous exhibitions all over Europe, among them at the Wiener Salon in 1920 and at Belvederé in 1922. He was involved in the modernist and avant-garde movements, associated with the “KÚT” (Képzőművészek Új Társasága [New Society of Artist]), published his articles in the periodical of “KÚT” and in Tivadar Raith’s “Magyar Írás”. In the 1930s Walleshausen moved to Paris and worked at Géza Blattner’s renowned avant-garde puppet theater, the “Arc-en-Ciel”.