Item #2711295 Album de la jeunesse…. Augustin LEGRAND.
Album de la jeunesse…

Album de la jeunesse…

Paris: Gide Fils, circa 1830.

Oblong quarto, with 60 engravings; an attractive copy in original printed boards.

A rare and profusely illustrated educational work.

A rare and beautiful French children's book, with wonderful Australian plates including six based closely on Clark's Foreign Field Sports. This work is not recorded by Ferguson, nor by Muir; this copy belonged at one time to Paul Gavault, editor of the Gumuchian catalogue of children's books, and has his bookplate.

A rare and beautiful French children's book, with wonderful Australian plates including six based closely on Clark's Foreign Field Sports. This work is not recorded by Ferguson, nor by Muir; this copy belonged at one time to Paul Gavault, editor of the Gumuchian catalogue of children's books, and has his bookplate.

Legrand's Album was a fine production, and a relatively early one for books of this illustrated, educational nature. The chapters on natural history, whaling (with four plates), botany, ethnography, geography, and minerals, are profusely illustrated with 60 full-page engravings, including a double-hemisphere world map with geological features in the lower margin, and an astronomical chart with a pretty volvelle showing the earth orbiting the sun. The work includes six Australian scenes of Aborigines hunting and fishing.

Provenance: Paul Gavault (bookplate).

Gumuchian, 3689; not in Ferguson; not in Muir.

Condition Report: A little foxing; professionally restored at the hinges.

Price (AUD): $4,750.00

US$3,078.64   Other currencies

Ref: #2711295

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