HELLE,ANDRE. DROLES DE BETES. Paris: Tolmer . Folio (12 1/2 x 16 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers have some soil and wear (not offensive) else VG. 1st edition of Helle's first book, this is heavily illustrated in Art Deco style on every page. There are 20 mounted color plates depicting 20 animals. There are also 70 text pictures in thick dark green ink and one full page in green and yellow. The hand lettered text adds to overall style composed of brief informational paragraphs about each animal, written by Helle. This was reissued in 1925 as Noah's Ark in a greatly reduced format. It is extremely rare to find a nice complete copy of this book.