Librairie pour la Jeunesse. En vente ici. Superbes livres d’Etrennes…

Librairie pour la Jeunesse. En vente ici. Superbes livres d’Etrennes illustrés. by (JUVENILE). RIGAUD, Amable, publisher.

~ Librairie pour la Jeunesse. En vente ici. Superbes livres d’Etrennes illustrés. Paris: Amable Rigaud, [c. 1860]

Single sheet lithograph (390 × 310 mm), divided into 15 compartments. Light browning, creasing where formerly folded, but an excellent example.

A very rare publisher’s advert for children’s books, issued on behalf of Amable Rigaud (a pseudonym of children’s author and publisher Charles de Ribelle), publisher at 50 rue Sainte Anne, Paris. Rigaud was prolific from around 1859 to 1880 and this fine lithograph appears to date from the early part of this period. It lists 15 different title all published around 1859-61 including Histoire des siècles. Des Découvertes et inventions, Livre des jeunes personnes vertueuses, Le grand Alphabet pittoresque de la jeunesse, Le Monde et se merveilles and Histoire des animaux célèbres. Born in 1810 Ribelle had also founded a juvenile magazine Journal des enfants.

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