1890 Scarce color illustrated French Book ~ Contes de Fees - FAIRY TALES by Perrault.
Author : Perrault, Charles.
Title : Les Contes de Fées.
Publisher : Paris, Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, Emile Guérin, no date (circa 1890's). First thus.
Language : Text in French.
Size : 11 "X 7 ".
Pages : (48) unpaginated pages
Binding: Attractive and very good illustrated hardcover binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful full-page color and intext illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 400- USD 500)
The book : Scarce and very nice color illustrated french edition of Perrault's fairy tales published by Lefevre. Including : Le Petit Chaperon rouge. Les Souhaits ridicules. Peau d'âne. Le Petit Poucet. Le Chat botté. Cendrillon. La Barbe bleue. Riquet à la houppe. 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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1890 Scarce color illustrated French Book ~ Contes de Fees - FAIRY TALES by Perrault. Price List