François Pierre Guillaume Guizot - L'histoire de France racontée à mes petits enfants - 1873/1879

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot - L'histoire de France racontée à mes petits enfants - 1873/1879
History, Illustrated - Quantity: 5 - Book

Beautiful complete set in five volumes, each with a beautiful publisher's cardboard signed Charles Magnier on the bottom. Bindings executed in half red shagreen flat with percaline. Ribbed spine adorned with four emblems of French royalty: the salamander, the sun, dolphins and a crescent moon. Dishes decorated with a large red and gold plaque bearing in medallions the numbers of several kings, on a background of foliage. All edges gilt. White moiré end papers.

New edition of this book with abundant illustration, including 75 non-text on wood for volume 1, 66 for volume 2, 74 for volume 3, 94 for volume 4, and 85 for volume 5, all drawn by Alphonse de Neuville, Philipoteaux...

The fifth volume was written by Madame de Witt, daughter of the author, according to the notes left by him. Some maps in colour.

Minister of Public Instruction, Guizot played a key role in the history of education and this book is the fruit of his reflections.

The first prints of this text appeared from 1872 to 1876. Volume 3 is the original edition (1873).

Copy in very good condition, very clean cardboard, bright gilding, beautiful contrasts. Fresh interior, rare scattered foxing.

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot

L'histoire de France, racontée à mes petits enfants

Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1877 - 1873 - 1877 - 1879 - 1877

Octavo of iv-578pp.; 574pp.; 564pp.; 570pp.; 598pp.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
5
Subject
History, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Book Title
L'histoire de France racontée à mes petits enfants
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1873
Publication year youngest item
1879
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
598
Dimensions
27.5×19 cm
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