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QUAYLE, Eric : Jost Amman. Jost Amman's Kunst und Lehrbuchlein 1580 [A Book Of Art & Instruction For Young People]. Facsimile Edition with Notes & Introduction by Eric Quayle. , Eugrammia Press 1971.

Comprises 2 Vols in slip-case : Facsimile in dark blue velvet : The Introduction in boards. Sm.sq.8vos, Introduction pp32 + Facsimile pp154 [of which 54pp blank], neat endpaper booklabel, excellent copy. Limited Edition : No 21 of a handsomely produced facsimile of this extremely rare 16thC children's book : includes 94 full-page woodcuts. 'The first picture book ever published expressly for the pleasure and instruction of children ... superbly illustrated ... displays the world in pictures ... [the 94 woodcuts] provide an intimate picture of the late 16thC society in which Amman lived, as well as a rich store of legends, fables and folk-tales popular at that time ... many of the illustrations [were] specially designed and drawn by Amman with an eye to their appeal to the younger members of the family ... contains the first known example of a printed picture of a child holding a doll and of a young scholar using a horn-book'. (Book ref. 7789 )  £ 65.00

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