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BERQUIN, ARNAUD.
Oeuvres choisies.Paris, Chez Dufart, An IV [1796]-An V [1797]. 16 parts in 8 volumes. 12mo. With 15 engraved frontispieces and 30 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.
First edition of the present collected works by one of the most popular French children's author at that time, Arnaud Berquin (1747-1791). He is best known for his L'ami des enfans, which started in 1782 as a children's periodical, the first ever of the genre. The present collection contains L'ami des enfans; L'ami de l'adolescence; Théatre de l'enfance; Introduction familières a la connoissance de la nature, with 15 plates of plants, animals and birds and 4 astronomical plates; Idylles; Romances; Le petit grandisson; Sandford et Merton.Some occasional foxing, otherwise in good condition. Bindings worn along the extremities, somewhat damaged along the spines.l Cf. Cat. Van Rijn 828; Gumuchian 537, 544, 587-590 (other editions).
Bookseller: A. Asher & Co. B.V. [Netherlands]

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