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Houx-Marc, Eugène.  Les tribulations de la Mère Goody. Paris: Amédée Bédelet, [1850]. 16mo (15.8 cm, 6.22"). 48 pp.; 14 col. plts.
$750.00

Scarce children's book from the "Bibliothèque du premier age" series: a "traduction libre et imitation de l'anglais" of the time-honored tale of a cumulative set of obstacles that must each be dealt with in turn in order to get the old woman and her pig safely home. This is the first French appearance of this prose reworking of John Harris's second English edition, both => enlarged and featuring 14 hand-colored plates based on the Harris woodcuts.
        A search of WorldCat finds => no institutional locations outside of France.
        Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Opie T 548. Publisher's color-printed paper–covered boards; spine and board edges darkened, spine paper chipped, front cover detached, back hinge tender. Offsetting to endpapers. => A pretty book, internally clean and with plates in crisp, fresh condition.  (41683)   Please RESHELVE This.


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