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9 December 1998
[MINIATURE LIBRARY]. Petite bibliothèque de la Jeunesse. Paris: Marcilly, n.d. [circa 1820s].
5 volumes, 32o (78 x 50 mm. [3 x 2 in.]). Each illustrated with engraved plates. Contemporary French calf-backed marbled boards in various colors, smooth spines uniformly gilt-decorated; housed together in compartment within original glass front giltwood pull-off bookcase (minor wear). Provenance: gift inscriptions on front flyleaf of one volume.
An attractive set of these finely produced small format children's books in their original miniature bookcase, printed by A. Pinard for Marcilly. See Bondy, p. 77. (6)
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