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Scarce Catalogue 2 Centuries of Children's Books LES LIVRES DE L'ENFANCE 2 Vols
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Scarce Catalogue 2 Centuries of Children's Books LES LIVRES DE L'ENFANCE 2 Vols
Scarce Catalogue 2 Centuries of Children's Books LES LIVRES DE L'ENFANCE 2 Vols

Scarce Catalogue 2 Centuries of Children's Books LES LIVRES DE L'ENFANCE 2 Vols

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The scarce first edition (with many of the illustrations in colour) of this classic bibliographical catalogue of 15th to 19th century nursery books, covering "books for all tastes and purses"(CHILDREN'S BOOKS: GUMUCHIAN. CHILDREN CHILDRENS JUVENILIA YOUTH NURSERY TALES EARLY 15TH 16TH 17TH 18TH 19TH CENTURY ABC BOOKS CHAPBOOKS MINIATURE OLD LONDON CRIES HARLEQUINADES, TOY SCHOOLBOOKS AUTHORS ILLUSTRATORS, FOLKLORE RHYMES...)LES LIVRES DE L'ENFANCE DU XVE AU XIXE SIÈCLE.[ A Catalogue of 15th to 19th Century Nursery Books ]. [ 2 vols, complete ]BIBLIOGRAPHY [CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. GUMUCHIAN & CIE, Catalogue XIIIGavault, Paul (Preface)Published byGumuchian & Cie, Paris"This splendidly illustrated bookseller's catalogue of 6,251 children's books is the first major bibliography solely devoted to children's books and has become a standard reference work on the subject."Vol. I consists of 6,251 annotated entries. Volume II contains 336 plates of numbered facsimiles of title pages, bindings, illustrations, and full pages with text. Each volume has a preface, in French, by Paul Gavault; Volume I has an introduction, in English and French, by the editors and a bibliography of works consulted; Volume II has an "Index des Planches" with the English, French, or German captions for the plates."This catalog was shot nine hundred copies on wove paper, one hundred copies on Holland paper numbered 1 to 100."Introduction in English, in French or English descriptions.Item Description:Gumuchian & Cie, Paris. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Two volumes. Wrappers soiled, paper on spines is cracked, some cracking of the in places but no loose or missing pages, many uncut pages.Glassine wrapper not present.Size: 4to - over 9? - 12" Tall.The introduction is in English and French. A landmark bookseller's catalogue devoted to children's books; a total of 6,251 are described. The entries are not restricted to French titles. The second volume contains the plates.The scarce first edition (with many of the illustrations in colour) of this classic bibliographical catalogue of 15th to 19th century nursery books, covering "books for all tastes and purses" : ABC books, chapbooks, miniature books, old London cries, harlequinades, toy books and schoolbooks, as well as editions of the great and less-great authors and illustrators, folklore, and rhymes. Includes also a representative selection of early children's games, many of an educational nature. The first volume consists of 6,251 annotated entries ("The elaborate descriptions of more than 6,000 nursery books.are altogether admirable" - Archer Taylor). Volume 2 contains 336 plates of numbered facsimiles of title pages, bindings, illustrations, and full pages with text. Each volume has a preface, in French, by Paul Gavault; Volume 1 has an introduction, in English, by the editors and a bibliography of works consulted; Volume 2 has an "Index des Planches" with the English, French, or German captions for the plates.
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