Les Livres de L'Enfance du XVe au XIXe Siecle. Preface de Paul Gavault - Gumuchian 1930 - Gumuchian &, Paris - The first deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies on Papier de Hollande, this being number 10 Possibly the most important catalogue of children's books ever Issued. Two large quarto volumes, text in French and English, illustrated with 336 colour and black and white plates.   The first edition of Gumuchian's Catalogue 13, an impressive and bibliographically significant catalog of fifteenth to early nineteenth century children's literature. ‘This splendidly illustrated bookseller's catalogue of 6,251 children's books is the first major bibliography solely devoted to children's books and has become a standard reference work on the subject’

Reference: The Grolier Club, Bibliography, 158.

Quarto, two volumes, pp. [8] [xx] [Works consulted] [contents] [1] [errata] 446 [3 ads] [6]; [10] 15 [errata] 336 Plates[5].
  In fine contemporary bindings by A. J. Gonon Rel.. Volume I - half straight-grain brown morocco over marbled paper boards; Volume II - full straight-grain brown morocco with decorative gilt borders and with three-colour leather floral design onlay centres, inner dentelles. Spines in five compartments, raised gilt tooled bands, blind stamped floral motifs, gilt fillet and titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Original front wrapper and tipped in colour plate bound in at front, rear wrapper and spine at the rear of each volume.   Condition: Near fine to fine copies, little rubbing to edges of spine, light foxing to edge of block, spines evenly sunned. Matching leather lined slipcases which are also rubbed to the edges but generally sound.   Ref: 102826   Price: HK$ 6,000