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Genlis, [Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St Aubin, contesse de Sillery], Madame de
Arabesques mythologiques, ou Les attributs de toutes les divinités de la fable . Ouvrage fait pour servir à l'éducation de la jeunesse. Par Madame de Genlis
Charles Barrois, Paris, 1810. First edition. With 54 engraved emblematic plates by Gaitte after drawings by Madame de Genlis herself, finely colored. [4], xxx, 166 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Madame de Genlis Teaches Mythology -- with Colored Plates. A remarkable, ingenious, and beautiful book by the famous pedagogue Genlis, who created these beautiful drawings herself as a means of instructing the young in mythology. Each plate represents the attributes of a deity with symbolically encircling the name -- and the names are mirrored symmetrically. "Their names, always doubled for symmetry, are written in such a way as to make it impossible for a child to read them as seen 'normally'; so he'll be forced to guess its identity by the attributes . and once he has named the deities, the image is turned in the direction of the writing, to read the name." A supplementary volume was produced in the following year, with additional plates. Gumuchian 2699-70 Contemporary quarter morocco and marbled boards. Very good plus (a few stray traces of foxing) With 54 engraved emblematic plates by Gaitte after drawings by Madame de Genlis herself, finely colored. [4], xxx, 166 pp. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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