Gymnastic alphabet. Containing: 1° Large... - Lot 43 - Ader

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Gymnastic alphabet. Containing: 1° Large... - Lot 43 - Ader
Gymnastic alphabet. Containing: 1° Large letters and the ba, be, bi, bo, bu; 2° Words of one, two, three, four, five and six syllables, all well divided; 3° Small instructive sentences, divided to facilitate the Children to spell, all in very large characters ; 4° A small historical and amusing table of the principal games of childhood, suitable, by exercising their body, to recreate their mind, decorated with twenty-five engravings in intaglio, corresponding to the twenty-five letters of the Alphabet, etc. At Locard-Davi, bookseller, Rue de l'Hirondelle, 16, 1st. And at Lebigre frères, booksellers, Rue de la Harpe, 26, Paris. 1850. From the printing house of Beau, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. In-12 (15,8 x 10,2 cm). Engraved and illustrated title, Le Bon Diable, frontispiece, La Récréation, 72 pp, (4) engraved plates of six engravings each : red morocco, five-ribbed spine decorated, double gilt fillet on the boards, gilt inner border, gilt edges (Modern binding). A very fine primer with four plates of six fine engravings, accompanied by the engraved title and the frontispiece, a testimony of the outdoor games of the time, some of them rare. A to F (L'Arc à La Franche Toupie), G to L (Glissade à La Longue-Paume), M to R (Marelle à La Roulette) and S to Z, with V, x on the same engraving, Le Siam à Le Zin ou le jeu de la savatte [sic]. Pleasant copy, in a very elegant unsigned binding. Skilful interior restorations on ten of the leaves, without affecting the reading. A small portrait in contemporary ink on the reverse of the frontispiece.
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