1890 Rare French Book - LES CONTES DE PERRAULT - Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault.
Author: Charles Perrault. Illustrated in color and black&white by E. Courboin, Fraipont, Geoffroy, Gerbault, Job, L. Morin, Vogel, Robida, Vimar, and Zier.
Title: LES CONTES DE PERRAULT Illustrés.
Publisher: Paris, Librairie Renouard, Henri Laurens Éditeur, no date (circa 1890). First Edition with those illustrations.
Language: Text in French.
Size: 11 " X 9 ".
Pages: iv-113 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated beautiful illustrations in color and black&white by E. Courboin, Fraipont, Geoffroy, Gerbault, Job, L. Morin, Vogel, Robida, Vimar, and Zier.
The book: Attractive and rare French Edition of the Contes - Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault including : La belle au bois dormant - Les fées - Le chat botté - La barbe-bleue - Le petit chaperon rouge - Riquet à la houppe - Le petit poucet - Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre - Peau d'âne.
The author: Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was an iconic 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 (Stories or Tales from Past Times). 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").
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