Histoires ou Contes du Tems Passé
Amsterdam: Chez Jaques Desbordes, 1742.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Near Fine Condition. Item #047109
Rebound in 19th century half red morocco over marbled boards, marbled endapers with old bookplate and bookseller ticket. Half trimmed, alternating trimmed and untrimmed signatures. Very slight occasional soiling but just about fine overall - a lovely copy of a rare Amsterdam edition, with the illustrationsafter Clouzier (but new engravings) from the earlier Desbordes editions. With frontis and 8 headpieces. (6), 184pp.
First published in 1697, Perrault's fairy tales are some of the most timeless ever written. In an attractive binding by L. Claessens of Brussels. Desbordes published unauthorized editions in 1697, 1708, 1721, and 1729 as well (Brunet Supp. 2, 206); all Desbordes editions are rare. This one was no doubt occasioned by a new 1742 edition in Paris. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 047109.