CHILDREN's DRAWING MANUAL. Cahier de Dessin representant les Jeux de l'Enfance & de la Jeunesse avec une Explication & une Devise Morale. Premier Cahier. Title leaf and 10 numbered leaves of letterpress, accompanied by 10 hand coloured plates. Oblong 8vo, 167 x 253 mm., contemporary boards. Paris: Chez N. Shenker Graveur, Rue St. Jacques, vis-a-vis celle du Platre, No. 283, n.d.
A charming work, which as the "Avis des editeurs" states was meant as drawing subjects for children, with a second cahier to follow if this one were a success.
The plates are: I. Les Traîneaux. II. Les Quatre-Coins. III. Les Papillons. IV. La Loterie. V. Les Traîneaux à Piques.VI. Le Petit Palet. VII. La Riquelette. VIII. Les Bulles de Savon. IX. La Tapette. X. À Cocochet.
A second cahier of 10 plates was in fact published in 1810.
An extremely rare book with OCLC listing only Princeton, with both cahiers, and Oak Spring with an incomplete copy in the U.S. Each of the handful of copies on OCLC has a different publisher.
Item nr. 171418