Complete collection, of great rarity, of the first newspaper for children illustrated with figures printed in colour.
The processes used for engraving and printing were the traditional ones: typography for the text, burin, woodcut and, from 1820, lithography for the illustrations. The colours were, if necessary, applied after printing, with a brush. Only one newspaper, "le Magasin des enfants" (1847-1848), printed by Dondey-Dupré, was illustrated entirely in colour using an original process (Christine Thirion, "?La presse pour les jeunes de 1815 à 1848: essai d'analyse de contenu?", in Bulletin des bibliothèques de France, 1972, n° 3, p. 111-132).
A few light brown spots, otherwise a well preserved copy.