Paris: J. Langlume, 1840. Item #04687
A Remarkable Survival of a Mid-Nineteenth Century Parisian Childrens' Coloring Book
[LANGLUMÉ, J, publisher]. Le Petit Album de Dessin et d'Aquarelle [Petits Sujets variés]. Paris: J. Langlume, [ca. 1840].
First (only) edition. Small oblong twelvemo (4 3/8 x 5 inches; 112 x 127 mm.). Early ink signature of Gaëtan Dumont on front pastedown. 12 pp. Hand colored color chart frontispiece and six black and white lithograph plates with a duplicate set hand colored.
Publishers pictorial lithographed boards. Some minor rubbing to extremities but still a near fine copy.
"La peinture à l'aquarelle est un des plus agréables délassements que puissent se procurer les jeunes gens."
"The watercolor painting is one of the most enjoyable recreations available to young people." (introduction)
According to OCLC there are just two copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: New York Public Library (NY, USA), and Princeton University (NJ, USA).
The publishing house and bookshop of Langlumé was founded in Paris in September 1829 by Antoine-Joseph Langlumé (1801-1870) and Jean-Marie Peltier and specialized in religious and educational books.
Frontispiece. Hand colored color chart.
1. [Child on horseback with soldier]
2. [Two men and dog]
3. Les Pécheurs
4. La Danse Espagnole
5. Le Corps-de-garde
6. La bonne famille.