Tours: Maison Alfred Mame & Fils, No date [c. 1919]. "JOB" Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Breville. Boards. [ABECEDARIAN]. First edition. 4to (11 ¾” x 9 7/8” ); 54pp; color pictorial boards, red cloth shelf back, letters ABC with animals, 2 children and a fairy on the front, anthropomorphic animals parading around a well on the rear; blue endpapers, ownership in ink dated “Paris 1930” on ffep; chromolithographed fp, historiated caps and color vignette on title page; heavy cream colored paper stock; color illustrations every page with text wear to boards with chipping, and soiling, interior bright; very good minus. Very good. Item #1764
A charming French ABC book offering a title word and story for each alphabet letter. Detailed and imaginative illustrations with illustrated capital letters and anthropomorphic animals and insects.
Illustrated by the French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist, Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville (1858-1931), who signed his work “JOB.” He was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour for his work.