[SCHALBACHER, Phillip Joseph]. ~ Journal de Christine. Paris: [Lachevardière fils for] Société reproductive des bons livres, [n.d. ?1837].
Oblong 8vo (148 × 225 mm), pp. , iii, -128, plus 6 aquatint plates (whose uncut foredges are slightly shorter than the text leaves). Title with various typographic ornaments. Some foxing throughout (mainly to text and usually marginal). Contemporary green quarter morocco, pale mauve embossed paper covered boards.
A French edition, translated from the German original by Francois Jean Philibert Aubert de Vitry. A series of dialogues addressed to young children (a boy and a girl) aged four and five, emphasising all the essential virtues of parenthood. The attractive aquatint plates were probably issued with the original edition and include several delightful family scenes. The first French edition appeared in 1825 and the date of 1837 for this reprint is taken from the Princeton Cotsen catalogue. cf. Barbier, II 1010; Querard VIII 508-10.