Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. Les Livres de l'enfance du XVe au XIX siecle [Gumuchian Catalogue 13] by GUMUCHIAN & CIE - First Edition - 1930 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 1280)

[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. Les Livres de l'enfance du XVe au XIX siecle [Gumuchian Catalogue 13]

Click for full-size.

[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. Les Livres de l'enfance du XVe au XIX siecle [Gumuchian Catalogue 13]

by GUMUCHIAN & CIE

  • Used
  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Lockhart, Texas
Item Price:
$1,000.00
$8.00 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Paris: Gumuchian & Cie, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols., Large Quarto. Vol. I: 446 pp. describing 6,251 entries, with full bibliographical details for each item; Vol. II: 336 plates, some in color and hightened in gold, of title pages, illustrations, bindings, and texts, plus an "Index des Planches." Prefaces in each volume by Paul Gavault. Contemporary half-red morocco over red linen by Kelly and Sons, London, for Sotheran. Lovely copy of the standard reference work on children's books, not only French but English, German, and Italian; it is justly considered to be one of the greatest -- if not THE greatest -- bookseller's catalogues of children's books ever producted. Our copy is one of the 900 copies on "papier velin" of a total edition of 1000. * As is stated in the introduction: "This catalogue represents an attempt, the first of its kind, to present to booklovers a collection of early juvenile literature." * The 1979 reprint is absolutely ghastly compared to this first edition which is distinguished by the greatly superior quality of the plates and paper stock. Rare in collectible condition, as here.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1280
Title
[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / CHILDREN'S BOOKS]. Les Livres de l'enfance du XVe au XIX siecle [Gumuchian Catalogue 13]
Author
GUMUCHIAN & CIE
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gumuchian & Cie
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1930

Terms of Sale

Michael Laird Rare Books LLC

14 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 14 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

About the Seller

Michael Laird Rare Books LLC

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2007
Lockhart, Texas
Ask Seller a Question

About Michael Laird Rare Books LLC

Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more twenty years experience in the antiquarian booktrade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Since 2002 he has taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information).We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items.We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-