1881 Rare Victorian Book - Fairy Tales by The Countess d'Aulnoy
Author : Countess d'Aulnoy (Translated by J. R. Planché)
Title : Fairy Tales by The Countess d`Aulnoy
Publisher : London, George Routledge and Sons, 1881
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : xx-620 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good original fully decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good to Very good content (first end last inner hinge worn but still tight - as shown, top edge of the front free endpaper has been cut away, presumably to
remove the name of a previous owner, Alan Morley's bookplate on front pastedown, some light foxing and staining throughout).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations by John Gilbert.
Estimate: (USD 200 - USD 300 )
The book : Attractive and rare 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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