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The Little Mountaineers of Auvergne

or, The Adventures of James and Georgette

By F. G. Ducray-Duminil

Translated from the French

1801 - London - printed for R and L Peacock

7" by 4", 232pp

 

DETAILS

A bright copy of the scarce The Little Mountaineers of Auvergne in English, translated from the French.

Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration.

Scarce English edition.

Translated from the French, Petit-Jacques et Georgette, ou Les Petits Montagnards Auvergnats.

Franois Guillaume Ducray-Duminil, 1761 1819, was a French novelist.

From 1790 onward, he was the literary editor of Les Petites Affiches. A member of several literary societies, most notably of the Socit du Caveau, he wrote poetry and lyrics as well as a few plays that were never produced.

 

He is best known as a writer for children and young adults, a genre in which he became extremely popular. Worried about the moral message of his works, he saw to it that virtue and innocence should prevail after a series of ingenuous twists in the plot. Critics belaboured his style and syntax, but he mainly aimed at clarity, an essential quality considering the type of audience he was addressing. His imagination was fertile, and the enduring success of his work is largely due to his talent as a story-teller.

 

Petit-Jacques et Georgette, ou Les Petits Montagnards Auvergnats was originally published in 1789.

CONDITION

The binding is generally tight and firm. The front and rear hinges are starting. The title page is missing. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean, with the very occasional spot. Overall the condition is good, with very good interior.

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