Louis Janet. Paris. ND. 1828.
FIRST EDITION. 6mo. (5.1 x 3.2 inches). 166pp. 8 finely hand coloured plates, each with tissue guard. Two previous owner bookplates on front blank endpapers. Fine early binding of full tan calf. Both boards with blind stamped decorative design within a gilt ruled line border. Spine with decorative gilt bands, the compartments blind decorated and lettered in gilt. Board edges with gilt decorative roll design. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some rubbing and minor bumping to the corners but overall a very good and attractive copy of this charming and unusual little book, a fantasy voyage through the perspective of household objects. ---- The book is undated, but the Bibliotheque Nationale de France catalogue gives the publication date as 1828.