1900 Rare illustrated French Book ~ Contes des Fees - Fairy Tales by Perrault published by Bedelet.
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Author: Perrault, Charles.
Title: Les Contes des Fées precedes d'une notice sur l'auteur par Elisabeth Muller. Illustres de gravures sur acier et de vignettes sur bois.
Publisher: Paris, Amedee Bedelet, Libraire-Editeur, 14, rue Seguier, 14, no date (circa 1900).
Language: Text in French.
Size: 8 "X 5.5 ".
Pages: xi-172 pages.
Binding: Very good full leatherette modern hardcover binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated.
The book : Scarce and nice illustrated french edition of Perrault's fairy tales. Including : Le Petit Chaperon rouge, Les Fees, La Barbe bleue, La Belle au bois dormant, Le Chat botte,Cendrillon, Riquet a la Houppe, Le Petit Poucet, L'Adroite Princesse, Peau-d'Ane, Les Souhaits ridicules.
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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