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    [Gumuchian & Compagnie]. Les Livres de L'Enfance du XVe au XIXe Siècle. Paris: Gumuchian & Compagnie, [n.d., 1930]. Limited edition, one of 900 copies on Papier Vélin. Two large quarto volumes. [xxiv], 446, plus three pages of ads; unpaginated, with 336 plates. Preface by Paul Gavault. Text in French and English. Illustrated with color and black and white plates. Quarter red leather and cloth by Sotheran & Co., London. Top edges gilt. Wear to extremities, including corners, joints, and raised bands. Over-opened at plate 157 in Volume II. Else, a near fine set of the first major bibliography of children's books.

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    The first edition of Gumuchian's Catalogue 13, an impressive and bibliographically significant catalog of fifteenth- to early-nineteenth-century children's literature. "This splendidly illustrated bookseller's catalogue of 6,251 children's books is the first major bibliography solely devoted to children's books and has become a standard reference work on the subject" (The Grolier Club, Bibliography, 158).

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