Aventures de Dame Trotte et de sa Chatte, Graduction libre et imitation de l’anglais.

Paris: Amedee Beelet Libraire, [ca. 1850]. First edition (?). OCLC records several copies in Europe under dates that range from 1850 to 1867; Opie lists a fourth edition with a date of 1858. It is one book in the Bibliothèque du Premier Age series, which included fifteen other works that differed thematically: gardens, fables, history, etc. Hand-colored frontispiece; fifteen hand-colored plates. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and worn. Light foxing, plates slightly toned. Small presentation slip written in ink and dated 1854 pasted on verso of front flyleaf. A very good, clean copy of a rare item. Original illustrated boards, neatly rebacked in paper. Twelvemo. 48 pp. Item #16422

Little is known about Eugène Houx-Marc, including his dates. Aventures de Dame Trotte et de sa Chatte is a storybook containing fifteen chapters about the titular Dame Trotte and her daily life with her pets, a cat and small dog.

OCLC lists five copies, all in England and France.

Price: $200.00

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