First edition of this amusing Punch and Judy-style interpretation of the history of France, from the ancient Gauls to Napoleon's exile to St. Helena.
Very good plus.
JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE
Job and Montorgueil teamed up numerous times over their careers. Job's interest in military history shines through even in the uniforms of the dolls in this title, which are depicted in surprising detail and accuracy. One of his less common titles, its full-bleed color images beautifully convey the jovial atmosphere.
Paris: Boivin & Cie, (1908). Full title: Jouons à l'Histoire: La France Mis en Scène avec les Joujoux de Deux Petits Français. 12.25'' x 9''. Original blue publisher's cloth binding elaborately stamped in various colors. Edges stained black. 30 full-page color illustrations printed full bleed. Text in French.  pages hinged at joints as issued. Rear hinge repaired. Light soil to binding at margins, spine lightly sunned and soiled. Occasional light soiling to text. Cloth design bright.
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