Lot n° 274
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[Notebook of drawings representing... - Lot 274 - Ader
[Notebook of drawings representing the games of childhood and youth. Games of young boys].
No address, no place, no date. [Nepveu Libraire, Paris, circa 1815]. In-8 oblong (20,5 x 23,3 cm). 24 engraved and colored plates: red half-percaline with corners, green calf label, bearing the title "Jeux d'enfants", applied on the first cover. (Later binding).
Rare factitious collection of the twenty-four plates, finely engraved and colored, adorning the work of Armand Gouffé (1775-1845) published by Nepveu around 1815.
Complete set representing young boys in their games in an outdoor setting. Les Traineaux, Les Papillons, Les Quatre-Coins, Traineaux à Piques, Le petit Palet, etc. Fine unsigned vat engravings, elegantly colored with engraved title at foot. The fourth edition of the Bibliothèque nationale de France mentions the author and the name of the engraver, Noël Jeune, rue des Noyers, N° 47. A first edition, around 1807, included only twenty plates.
A perfectly preserved copy.
Provenance: Félicie Meunié d'Hostel (1843-1935), with her engraved bookplate.
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