Nouvel Alphabet. Instructif et pittoresque ou premier livre des enfants contenant un grand nombre d'exercices de lecture et un choix d'historiettes morales…. ALPHABET BOOK.
Nouvel Alphabet. Instructif et pittoresque ou premier livre des enfants contenant un grand nombre d'exercices de lecture et un choix d'historiettes morales…
Nouvel Alphabet. Instructif et pittoresque ou premier livre des enfants contenant un grand nombre d'exercices de lecture et un choix d'historiettes morales…
Nouvel Alphabet. Instructif et pittoresque ou premier livre des enfants contenant un grand nombre d'exercices de lecture et un choix d'historiettes morales…

Nouvel Alphabet. Instructif et pittoresque...
Nouvel Alphabet. Instructif et pittoresque ou premier livre des enfants contenant un grand nombre d'exercices de lecture et un choix d'historiettes morales…

Paris: Théodore Lefévre, circa, 1880.

Quarto; frontispiece, 48pp., handcoloured illustration throughout, original papered stiff boards.

Kangaroo with a striped tail

French children's primer, comprising an illustrated alphabet, grammatical games, and short tales of moral instruction. The illustrated examples accompanying the alphabet are entirely birds and animals, and refreshingly the letter K is for "Kan-gu-ro". The creature actually illustrated is somewhat chimeric, with the claws of a raptor and a striped tail.

French children's primer, comprising an illustrated alphabet, grammatical games, and short tales of moral instruction. The illustrated examples accompanying the alphabet are entirely birds and animals, and refreshingly the letter K is for "Kan-gu-ro". The creature actually illustrated is somewhat chimeric, with the claws of a raptor and a striped tail.
This copy is remarkably well preserved given its age and nature, and the rear cover lists other juvenile books published by Théodore Lefévre. This book was issued in several editions from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, some imprints bearing dated titles. This copy appears a later edition with a larger number of illustrations (108 illustrations in contrast with the 100 advertised for the dated 1861 edition).
Not listed in the Gumuchian catalogue.

not in Gumuchian.

Price (AUD): $475.00  other currencies     Ref: #2903173

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