Joyeux Anniversaire Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre! (19 January 1737 – 21 January 1814)
French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1788 novel Paul et Virginie, now largely forgotten, but in the 19th century a very popular children’s book. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: Cover detail and illustration (”Death of Virginia. E. Isabey and T. Johan”) from Paul and Virginia By Bernardin de St. Pierre. With an original memoir of the author. Three hundred and sixteen illustrations. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1879.
Our Old Friends’ Ball - Dean;s Sixpenny Mamma Lovechild’s Series London Dean & Son 11 Ludgate Hill [undated c1859 ] measures 170mm x 254mm 16 pages including covers 10 pages of content [including covers] printed on one side of the page only - hand coloured as issued
llustration on the upper wrapper is signed: J.V. Barret and R.C. West. The Queen of the Fairies gives a grand party attended by Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Blue Beard, Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tale characters.
John Henry Pepper’s 1880 book Scientific Amusements describes scientific principles and experiments for kids of the era–sprinkled with a few whimsical illustrations throughout. Sorry, buddy, I don’t think that flying machine is going to work out they way you’re intending…