Perrault / Gustave Doré - Les Contes - 1880

Description
Perrault / Gustave Doré - Les Contes - 1880
Children's books, Illustrated - Quantity: 1 - Book

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, [3], 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

Les Contes

Paris, J. Hetzel, undated (1880)

xxv - 132 pp.

Folio (41 x 28 cm).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Children's books, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
Perrault / Gustave Doré
Book Title
Les Contes
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1880
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
132
Dimensions
41×28 cm
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