Stories Before 1850. 0182: M. Monget, Les Hochets Moraux
||Les hochets moraux, ou contes pour la premire enfance. Ouvrage orné de seize grauvres. Par M. Monget ['The moral toys']
||Didier and Tebbett, No.75, St. James's Street
||1 vol., 125pp.
||12.5 x 8.5 cm
||Frontispiece plus twelve further full-page engravings
||Text in French. Same as 0181 but frontispiece is correctly inserted
Images of all pages of this book
Les Hochets Moraux was apparently designed to teach British children to read French at the same time as it fulfilled all the more standard purposes of the moral tale. Its rather rudimentary illustrations are perhaps the book's oddest feature - see, for example, the curious perspective employed in the depiction of a duel (opposite p.54) and of a girl with her doll (opposite p.95).