Color Lithography c.1850 Book w/ 15 plates World Ethnic Children India Kabul EuropeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Color lithography in mid-19th France. Children's occupations by country. European Juvenile color plate books.
Enfants Peints d'apres Nature, by MM. Jules Bozerian, Alfred des Essarts, Jules Rostaing, R. Valaisa, Mmes Louise Leneveux, Elise Voiart, Etc.
c.1850-60, Paris, Publ. by Louis Janet.
Publisher's ornately decorative book binding, covers pictorially gilt stamped, embossed pebble cloth boards, all edges gilt.
With 15 superior full page color lithographs of children. All color images heightened with gum arabic, indicating a premium artistic production, typically encountered only at the top of the retail market during this era.
The binding surviving nearly as fresh, clean and bright as when issued over 150 years ago, a condition rarity. Beautiful antique object, an exceptional example
Internally: Text with light to moderate age toning and scattered foxing, uniform toning, plates clean, a beautiful age patina overall.* Splendid color plates of great visual and historical appeal.
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Book measures: 9 3/8" H X 6 1/2" W x 1 1/4".
*(If books were dealt with similar to numismatics, we'd be discussing a rare mid-19th century MS-68 gold coin with beautiful original surfaces).