DELBARE, François Théodore. ~ (LE PETIT BIBLIOTHÉCAIRE). Paris: [J. Smith] for Librairie de Gide fils, [n.d. c. 1825].
6 vols., 32mo (96 × 60 mm). Each volume with half-title reading ‘Le Petit Bibliothécaire’ and 8 engraved plates (one a frontispiece in each case). Publishers’ glazed red boards in imitation of straight grained morocco, spines gilt, in an original box, gilt, wanting lid. Spines slightly rubbed, but an excellent set.
Les Animaux sensibles, intelligens et industrieux. pp. 160.
Les Enfans célèbres. pp. 154.
L’Antiquité: Mise a la Portée des Enfans. pp. 156,  (adverts).
Anecdotes Morales. pp. 156, .
Les Siècles de la France. pp. 160.
Le Siècle de Louis XIV, ou Vie des Personnages célèbres qui ont illustré ce siècle. pp. 160.
Six miniature volumes from Delbare’s Petit Bibliothécaire series for children. The individual volumes are very scarce (OCLC lists 2 or 3 of each); the Morgan library holds a comparable set of these 6 volumes in a miniature wooden bookcase. Ours retains part of its original box bearing the label of Alph[onse] Giroux, rue de Coq, Paris. Giroux was a well-known stationer and supplier of artists materials: he later became the sole supplier of Daguerre’s photographic apparatus. There were at least two other titles in the series: a Histoire de France, à l'usage de la jeunesse and a Nouvelle Histoire naturelle à l'usage de la jeunesse, both in 6 volumes.