Nouveau Larousse Illustré Dictionnaire (1898) : Happy Spring!

Jack Frost needs a calendar.  It’s the first day of Spring, old man!  Like the messy house guest that long overstays his welcome, yesterday he dropped a pile of late-March snow dung outside my door.  Yeah, every cloud has…blah, blah, blah. I will ignore him for eventually he will blow away–and, instead–immerse myself in the Spring-infused illustrations of Nouveau Larousse Illustré Dictionnaire Universel Encyclopédique.

Oh, how the title alone carries me to a French Salon de Thé where I sip my afternoon tea and leisurely sift through the many pages of this 1898 edition and of those updated through the early 1900s. I will return to Larousse’s magnificent work another day, for there is much to discover, but the serveur has just brought my madeleines–so, for now–let’s enjoy some amazing original Spring illustrations.

butterflies

Butterflies – antique french color illustration from the Nouveau Larousse Illustré (1897-1904)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/97224289

Nouveau Larousse Illustré (1897-1904)http://www.etsy.com/listing/97219809

Nouveau Larousse Illustré (1897-1904)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/97219809

933 Vintage INSECTS French dictionary engravingshttp://www.etsy.com/listing/119760797

933 Vintage INSECTS French dictionary engravings
http://www.etsy.com/listing/119760797

Birds - antique french color illustration from the Nouveau Larousse Illustré (1897-1904)http://www.etsy.com/listing/97224034

Birds – antique french color illustration from the Nouveau Larousse Illustré (1897-1904)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/97224034

Au Revoir!

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5 Responses to Nouveau Larousse Illustré Dictionnaire (1898) : Happy Spring!

  1. Jo Murphy says:

    When you think about it these books would have taken a heck of a lot of work, Jo

  2. seeker says:

    Those are really old books.

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