Title: Contes a Ma Petite Fille, 1847
Author: Sophie de Renneville
Publisher: Paris, J. Langlume
An extremely scarce mid 19th century edition of de Renneville’s Tales to my Little Girl and my Little Boy.
There are 22 of 24 plates throughout, colored by hand.
Worldcat records 2 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in an ornate cartonnage binding of the period, adorned with gilt against black. There is a lithograph central panel.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 190 pages
On note of condition this volume is in good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, with some of the gilt having dulled, and slight chipping to the spine. There is foxing throughout, and a small tear to the margin of page 125. Plates 9 and 10 are lacking, with 11 and 12 loose.