La Boutique de Mon Epicier. Unknown.
La Boutique de Mon Epicier
La Boutique de Mon Epicier
La Boutique de Mon Epicier

La Boutique de Mon Epicier

Toulouse France: Societe des Livres Religeiux, 1876.
Second-hand hardcover

[Unknown]. La Boutique de Mon Epicier. Societe des Livres Religeiux: Toulouse, France 1876. 12mo sm HC Dec Illustrated Bds Qtr Bnd Grey Paper 64pp. (6 colour plates) VG/- (in French)

12mo (175x140mm) hardcover Quarter bound grey paper, pictorial card boards 64pp. 6 coloured engraved plates + colour engravings to front and rear boards; 6 black line engraved botanical images. In French.

Very light foxing to several pages, very light browning to prelims, boards lightly rubbed on edges; very small scuff marks to boards.  Occasional very small, light and discrete pencil markings to text.

A charming children's reader on the origins of the staples in a grocer's store which was probably used in Sunday schools and Missionary schools in France and the French colonies. 

Chapters on sugar, coffee, tea, chocolate, rice, olive oil, spices, vanilla, dates, salt and cod explain the origins, methods of harvest and use of these staples.  The illustrations are richly coloured.   The text is full of observations about colonialism, God and the bounty that God provides and provides an interesting insight into the intersection between religious and secular education at the height of Colonialism.


Not listed in OCLC.


Item #8618

Price: $175.00 AUD

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