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MONSIEUR, MADAME & BÉBÉ
28.5 cm. pp (8), 436 + engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Léopold Flameng. Title page in red and black. Original printed card covers bound in. Number 13 of 50 copies printed on Whatman paper, of a total edition of 260. Half dark blue morocco by Lanscelin, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound-in ribbon marker. Carteret I, 221. First of this edition of Droz's popular tales, with 250 vignettes and in-text wood engravings by Edmond Morin. Front board bumped and worn at the corners and bottom edge, yellowing to fore edges. Externally VG+, internally fine and fresh. Front paste-down with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile. Antoine Gustave Droz was the son of sculptor Jules-Antoine Droz. He was himself "educated as an artist, and began to exhibit in Paris at the Salon of 1857. A series of sketches dealing gaily and lightly with the intimacies of family life, published in the La Vie Parisienne and issued in book form as Monsieur, Madame et Bébé (1866), won for the author an immediate and great success. Entre Nous (1867) was built on a similar plan, and was followed by some psychological novels: Le Cahier Bleu de Mlle Cibot (1868); Autour d'une Source (1869); Un Paquet de Lettres (1870); Babolain (1872); Les Étangs (1875); Une Femme Gênante (1875); and L'Enfant (1885). His Tristesses et Sourires (1884) is a delicate analysis of the niceties of family intercourse and its difficulties. Droz's first book was translated into English under the title of Papa, Mamma and Baby (1887)." - Wikipedia. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. Binding: Hardcover .
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