Complete set of French nineteenth-century children's alphabet blocks. ALPHABET.
Complete set of French nineteenth-century children's alphabet blocks.

Complete set of French nineteenth-century children's alphabet blocks.

France: circa, 1870.

Game comprising 24 timber blocks, each papered with illustrations on each face, with six chromolithographic paper guiding sheets each measuring 177 x 262 mm., original box with papered lid.

Three-dimensional alphabet game

French alphabet blocks, comprising a game for children wherein the blocks are rearranged on their different faces to form a picture alphabet with various items and animals including a zebra, duck, and a kangaroo. The set includes the original box accompanied by the six lithographic sheets that were dissected and pasted to the blocks (five of the sheets are loose, while one sheet is pasted to the front cover of the box itself). As such, these sheets form a guide for youngsters to reassemble the blocks accordingly, and learn the alphabet in the process.

French alphabet blocks, comprising a game for children wherein the blocks are rearranged on their different faces to form a picture alphabet with various items and animals including a zebra, duck, and a kangaroo. The set includes the original box accompanied by the six lithographic sheets that were dissected and pasted to the blocks (five of the sheets are loose, while one sheet is pasted to the front cover of the box itself). As such, these sheets form a guide for youngsters to reassemble the blocks accordingly, and learn the alphabet in the process.
As the game is not titled, and none of its parts or packaging bears the details of the lithographer; details of its production are scant and it cannot be traced through the usual bibliographies. Nonetheless, it is most unusual to find an item for children of this age and composite nature in such good condition.

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909754

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