Author : Perrault, Charles
Title : Les Contes de Fées
Publisher : Paris, Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, Emile Guérin, no date (circa 1890's). First thus.
Language : Text in French
Size : 11 "X 7 "
Pages : (48) unpaginated pages
Binding : Very good and nice illustrated hardcover binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, one very small chip to the lower margin of 2 pages not affecting the text or images.)
Illustrations : Complete with the 16 full page color illustrations and the intext illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 400)
The book : Scarce and very nice color illustrated french edition of Perrault's fairy tales. Including : Le Petit Chaperon rouge. Les Souhaits ridicules. Peau d'âne. Le Petit Poucet. Le Chat botté. Cendrillon. La Barbe bleue. Riquet à la houppe. and Les Fées.
The author : Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a French author and member of the Académie française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories may have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm 200 years later. The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th-century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.