Superb copy in first edition of the French translation, rare in very good condition.
Charming children's book, illustrated by the English writer and illustrator Kate (Catherine) Greenaway (17 March 1846 London – 6 November 1901).
Preserved in its beautiful publisher hardcover illustrated in colours, in half-green percaline with corners.
Percaline in very good condition, barely rubbed to the caps. The covers have traces of handling, nothing serious, the 4 corners of the covers are a little damaged. Impeccable inside.
From 1883 Kate Greenaway produced numerous works, including a series of almanacs, distributed jointly, in English and French, in England and France. Her illustrations and books were very popular in the 1880s and 1890s.
New photolithography techniques allowed her to reproduce his delicate watercolours.
Her characters were young children dressed in the fashion of the early 19th century: a smock and leotard for the boys, a dress and cloth bonnet or straw hat for the little girls. A whole generation of mothers in British artistic circles dressed their daughters in the trousers and bonnets they saw designed by Kate Greenaway.
More than a century later, the delicate watercolours of the English illustrator plunge us back into a world of childhood and poetry.
AUTHOR: Kate Greenaway
TITLE: Jeux et passe-temps : with 24 colour plates.
PUBLISHER: Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1890. 8vo (23x17 cm) 64 pages
A copy that is rare when in condition this good.