Title Spiele und Vergnügungen der kindlich-frohen Mädchen im ersten Alter. Ein unterhaltendes Bilderbuch mit kurzen Erzählungen und 18 schön colorirten Kupfern. Jeux et Amusemens des Filles en Bas-Âge. Libre composé d’historiettes courtes et amusantes, et orné de 18 gravures coloriées.
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First edition
Publisher Wien H. F. Müller
Seller ID 005613
N.d., circa 1820. 12mo. 11.5 by 9.5 cm. ii, 72 pp. 18 hand-colored engraved plates, one for each of the short stories or exegeses within which describes a suitable activity or profession, including reading, sewing, knitting, singing, dancing, guitar playing, playing with a doll, ironing, playing with a pet, kitchen work, etc. The stories are all rendered in both German and French. The illustrations are the epitome of Biedermeier loveliness and charm. Later patterned paper pastedown on boards. Scarce, with copies at Melbourne and Middelburg, and a later Danish edition mentioned on OCLC, whose similarity to this one we do not know. (The Danish edition would also appear bi-lingual, with the text in Danish and German.)