1885 Scarce French Book - CONTES DE FÉES - Fairy Tales by The Countess d`Aulnoy and Ms Leprince de Beaumont.
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Author : Countess d'Aulnoy and Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
Title : CONTES DE FÉES Tirés de Mme D'Aulnoy et de Mme Leprince de Beaumont. Illustrations de J.-M. Breton.
Publisher : Paris, Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, Émile Guérin Éditeur, no date (circa 1885).
Language : Text in French.
Size : 11 " X 7 ".
Pages : 268 pages.
Binding : Attractive, near fine exquisite original cloth binding gilt decorated under a protective removable mylar cover. Rare in such a perfect condition!
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, first blank endpaper slightly creased). All edges gilt.
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations by J.-M. Breton.
The book : Attractive, beautiful and scarce editon of the Fairy Tales by The Countess d`Aulnoy and Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont including Beauty and the Beast. A rare find in such a fine condition!
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.
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (26 April 1711 – 8 September 1780) was a French author who wrote the best known version of Beauty and the Beast. Her third husband was the French spy Thomas Pichon (1757–1760).
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