HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, Contenant L’Histoire Abrégée De Animaux:
With a biographical notice on Arnaud Berquin by J.C. Demerville. This is a beautifully preserved copy of this updated 19th century edition of Berquin’s INTRODUCTION FAMILIÈRE À LA SCIENCE DE LA NATURE written over a half century earlier. “Despite the popularity of the work of Mme Le Prince de Beaumont, Mme d’Epinay and Mme de Genlis, it is Arnaud Berquin(1747-1791) who is most often credited with being the real pioneer of children’s literature in France.” (Brown, P.E. A CRITICAL HISTORY OF FRENCH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE. Vol.One: 1600-1830, P. 147.
Original decoratively gilt cloth over boards; original endpapers; a red pen notation on flyleaf, a.e.g. Near fine.
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