Les Psaumes de David, suivis de Cantiques et de Prieres. Ed. nouvelle. Paris: Marc Aurel frères..., 1840.
Calendrier de Tous les Saints. [France: s.n., ca. 1815]
in the Nineteenth Century
Popular culture became an increasingly important factor in
nineteenth-century miniature book production, as in book production in general.
Increasing attention to the early education of children led to a profusion of
miniature children's books, and an ever expanding and more widely reading middle
class provided new opportunities for miniature book producers to please their
customers. One of the jewels of early nineteenth-century French book
production is the entirely engraved Calendrier de tous les Saints,
which depicts a saint for each day of the year. Miniature songbooks, along
with gift books and annuals expanded the repertoire of miniature book
publishers, as did collections of fables and contes. The reprinting
of classical and national literature in miniature, and the publication of
religious and devotional literature continued, even as new genres were added.