[Paris]: , 1850. Item #04188
Six Very Fine Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting Children at Play
SAILLET, Charles de, illustrator. [Le mérite des enfants]. Album [cover title]. [Paris: Lehuby, 1845].
Folio (14 x 10 5/8 inches; 356 x 270 mm.). Six fine lithograph plates in two states, hand colored and heightened with gum arabic and plain. All plates within lithographed ornamental borders.
Publisher's ? black grained paper over boards, front cover lettered "Album" in gilt. Board extremities a little rubbed, some light stains on rear cover otherwise near fine.
The plates depict young women and children enjoying various outdoor activities.
According to OCLC there are just two copies located in libraries and institutions worldwide (Morgan Library, NY; and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin).
1. La Nacelle - "The Platform"
2. Le Jour de Fete - "The Feast Day5
3. Le Déjeuner - "The Breakfast"
4. Le Biscuit - "The Biscuit"
5. La Lecture - "Reading"
6. Les Prix - "The Prize"