Title Livre d'Images, Destine a L'enseignement Elementaire, Par Intuition, a L'usage Des Familles et Des Ecoles Enfantines. (Trois livres - 1, 2 & 4))
Binding Pictorial boards
Book Condition Good
Publisher Zurich Gaspard Knusli
Seller ID 000587
Volumes 1, 2 & 4. (of four). Each volume is quarto, and has 12 fine double page colour plates, and 8 pages of text at rear. Volume 1 - furniture, culinary equipment, farming tools, musical instruments and carpentry, members of the family, domestic animals and birds, flowers , fruits, scenery etc. Volume 2 - artisans, vegetables, water plants, native and wild animals, trees, birds of prey, insects, calender of seasons etc. (two plates have a neat contemporary inked note in the margin). Volume 4 - weapons, soldiers, transport, a vessel, exotic plants, scenes in the Alps, native races, children's games, printing press etc. (The last plate is a little more foxed than the rest, and two plates are numbered 40) An almost complete set of this charming, and very scarce, work. There is a little foxing and browning throughout, a neat contemporary inscription on each front endpaper, and the contents show very slight signs of use with very slight thumbing. The pictorial boards, (showing a curtained theatrical setting of children in an idyllic landscape), are slightly rubbed, with edges a little worn. They have been recently rebacked with new cloth spines, volumes 1 & 4 in green, and volume 2 in brown.
CHILDREN. FOYEX-DELAFONTAINE. CHILDRENS. CHILDREN'S BOOKS. ILLUSTRATORS. France. French.Illustrated.