A magnificent folio edition of Charles Perrault's famous tales, illustrated by Gustave Doré.
This is a reprint of the text of the 1867 edition (Hetzel, 1867, XXV, , 68 pp.), enhanced here [in first edition] with
"La vie et l'œuvre de Charles Perrault", which consists of pages 67-129.
The publisher, Hetzel, wrote on page 129: "the historical commentary contained in the preceding pages forms the main novelty, the necessary and curious complement to this edition of the Contes de Perrault.
Containing wonderful prints on thick vellum paper of the 40 out of text woodcut compositions by Gustave Doré, including a frontispiece and a vignette on the title page.
The work is fully mounted on guards.
Burgundy half percaline binding with corners, smooth spine adorned with gilded embossing. A sound volume, aged spine, lightly rubbed crowns and corners. Very fresh inside, free of foxing. A very lovely copy.
Perrault / Gustave Doré
Paris, J. Hetzel, undated (1880)
xxv - 132 pp.
Folio (41 x 28 cm).
- Number of Books
- Children's books, Illustrated
- Author/ Illustrator
- Perrault / Gustave Doré
- Book Title
- Les Contes
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Number of pages
- 41×28 cm