There is no way on earth I would let a child near this beautiful 56 page book: 'Vieilles Chansons et Ronds pour les Petits Enfants' (the book title and the title page are a little different) - a children's songbook by Charles-Marie Widor with just gorgeous illustrations by Maurice Boutet de Monvel.
It is dated sometime between 1910-1920 and is online with high resolution images at the Library of Congress. The printing quality is particularly excellent.
There are 2 other books online illustrated by de Monvel -- 'La Civilité (Puérile et Honnête)' and 'Joan of Arc' -- at childrensbooksonline.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Posted by peacay at 3:45 pm