L'Ami des Enfants by Arnaud Berquin 1792 rare French children's bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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L'Ami des Enfants, by Arnaud Berquin.
Volume Two published 1792, Paris by Didot.
408 pages. Text in French. Wood engraved devices and small illustrations throughout.
Although an "odd" volume, contents are a compilation of short works intended for didactic instruction to young children, complete unto themselves.
Period mottled full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Spine leather rubbed, surface crackling, ends slightly chipped, still supple, book structurally sound.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 5" W.