Paris: Bernardin Bechet et Fils, 1863. Hardcover. A children's alphabet, rare in the trade, the only copy cited in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. "Le kanguroo attire l'attention par la singularite de sa forme" (p41). French children's alphabet illustrated with woodblocks of animals from around the world, including the kangaroo.
Includes alphabets in capital and lower case, and in a variety of type fonts; syllables; one syllable and two syllable words; punctuation marks; phrases; time and calendar words; letters illustrated with an animal from "Ane" through "Zebre"; multiplication table; and "historiettes" (short stories).
16mo, 72 pp, illustrations. Paper covered boards with engraved illustration of dog at front board. Boards a bit dusty, cloth spine loose, otherwise a good sound copy. OCLC: 465180541 records only the Bibliotheque Nationale de France with a copy, also cited on Trove as the only copy. Very good overall. Item #21868