1868 Scarce Book - Fairy Tales by The Countess d`Aulnoy - Translated by J. R. Planché
Author : Countess d'Aulnoy (Translated by J. R. Planché)
Title : Fairy Tales by The Countess d`Aulnoy
Publisher : London, George Routledge and Sons, 1868.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : xx-620 pages
Binding : Very good full leather binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed, light superficial stain onthe front cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, signature of a previous owner on first free endpaper).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations by John Gilbert.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 300 )
The book : Attractive and scarce editon of the Fairy Tales by The Countess d`Aulnoy illustrated by John Gilbert. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy (1650/1651–4 January 1705), also known as Countess d'Aulnoy, was a French writer known for her fairy tales. When she termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales), she originated the term that is now generally used for the genre.
The illustrator: Sir John Gilbert RA (21 July 1817 – 5 October 1897) was an English artist, illustrator and engraver.Gilbert was born in Blackheath, Surrey, and taught himself to paint. His only formal instruction was from George Lance. Skilled in several media, Gilbert gained the nickname, "the Scott of painting". He was best known for the illustrations and woodcuts he produced for the Illustrated London News.
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