La Civilite Puerile et Honnete Expliquee Par L'Oncle Eugene
(Childrens Manners - Mores - Humor - France)

Paris, France: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1902. F 47 pages + (1) page publisher's catalog at back; illustrations in color by M. Boutet De Monvel throughout; French language text; contents including: Proprete est Politesse; Les Devoirs de Convenance a la Maison; La Bonne Tenue a Table; La Civilite en Promenade et en Visite; La Courtoisie entre Enfants; the amusing illustrations provide a glimpse of children at their worst: a boy kicking over a table & contents terrifying his companions; a little girl carelessly drops a serving tray and destroys the family's china while they look on, horrified; two little girls fighting over possession of a doll yank it apart tearing the legs off; a little boy smashes his playing companion's face into the sand while a group of other children watch, gleefully; a troop of children troop out of the kitchen licking plates with their tongues, unbeknownst to supervision; a little boy blows his nose in a handkerchief which is still in the back pocket of a gentleman walking ahead of him; and other charmingly gross antics of the young; not dated, circa 1902; oblong format, approx. 9" " x 10 3/4" size; original polished gold paper over boards, color cover illustration; cloth spine; some spine & edge, tips wear-through and rubbing to the binding, soiling & dustiness; front inner hinge paper splitting, endpaper detached; contents clean and in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24315)


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