A French Alphabet Book of 1814.

SKU: 13095

A French Alphabet Book of 1814. "...for Alfred Bourdier de Beauregard created by his uncle Arnaud at the Chateau de Beaumont de Beauregard." This book is a rare survival of a wealthy child's schoolroom of the period, now recreated for us on sturdy plates. Beautiful watercolors illustrated his lessons. Glossary in back gives the English translations for the captions. Excellent introduction gives us insight into the layers of humor present in the drawings. 2007. Hb, dj. NEW. $12.00