(JUVENILE). St. AULAIRE, [Achille]. ~ Voyage pittoresque à travers le monde. Paris: [Lemercier for] Aubert & c[ompagn]ie, c. 1845.
Small folio (320 × 210 mm), lithograph title and 24 plates, the latter all hand coloured. Tissue guards. Occasional light spotting, mainly to plate versos. Original publisher’s black cloth, gilt. Spine torn at head and foot, but without significant loss, corners slightly worn. Early ownership inscription of Amédée Girod de l’Ain. A very good copy.
First edition of this juvenile guide to the manners, customs and costumes of peoples of the known world. The plates include: France, England, Russia, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Persia, the East Indies, China, Japan, Barbary (North Africa), Egypt, Canaries, Africa, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Java, Australia and New Zealand.
This is one of Aubert’s Récréations instructives series for young people. The ownership inscription is of Amédée Girod de l’Ain, lawyer and politician who became Minister of Public Education and Religious Affairs in 1832. Gumuchian, 5038.