1870 Rare illustrated French Book ~ Contes de Perrault - Fairy Tales illustrated by Lefrancq & Desandre.
Author : Perrault, Charles.
Title : Les Contes de Perrault précédés d'une préface de J. T. De Saint-Germain.
Publisher : Paris, Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, Emile Guérin, no date (circa 1870's). First thus.
Language : Text in French.
Size : 10 "X 7 ".
Pages : Unpaginated.
Binding: Very good and attractive half leather binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, some foxing throughout - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the full page and in-text illustrations by Lefrancq & Desandre.
The book : Scarce and nice illustrated french edition of Perrault's fairy tales. Including : La Belle au Bois Dormant, Le Petit Chaperon rouge, La Barbe bleue, Le Chat botté, Les Souhaits ridicules, Peau d'âne, Le Petit Poucet, Cendrillon, Riquet à la houppe, L'adroite princesse and Les Fées.
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 pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories may have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm 200 years later. The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), 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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