1892 Scarce Book - The Original MOTHER GOOSE's Melody & FAIRY TALES reproduced in Fac-simile.
Author: Mother GOOSE; Charles Perrault; Robert SAMBER; William Henry WHITMORE.
Title: The Original Mother Goose's Melody as issued by J. Newbery ... circa 1760, I. Thomas ... circa 1785 and Munroe & Francis of Boston, circa 1825. Reproduced in facsimile from the first Worcester edition, with introductory notes by W.H. Whitmore. To which are added the "Fairy Tales of Mother Goose" first collected by Perrault ... Reprinted from the original translation ... by R. Samber in 1729.
Publisher: Boston: Damrell & Upham, London: Griffith Farran & Co. The Old Corner Bookstore; 1892.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: 117 pages.
Binding: Very good quarter vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, foxing and staining -mainly on first and last blank endpaper pages).
Illustrations: Complete with Charles Perrault's frontispiece portrait and the illustrations throughout.
Estimate: (USD 150 - USD 180)
The book: Scarce Fac-smile edition of Mother Goose melody and Mother Goose Fairy Tales including classics Fairy Tales - Little Red Riding-Hood -- The fairy -- Blue Beard -- The sleeping beauty, in the wood -- The master cat, or, Puss in Boots -- Cinderilla [sic], or, The glass slipper -- Riquet with the tuft -- Little Thumb! A rare find in any condition!
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 earlier folk tales, published in his 1697 book Histoires ou contes du temps passé.
The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Little Red Riding Hood"), Cendrillon ("Cinderella"), Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté ("Puss in Boots"), La Belle au bois dormant ("Sleeping Beauty"), and Barbe Bleue ("Bluebeard").
Some of Perrault's versions of old stories influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm more than 100 years later.
The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet, 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.
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