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Old Time Stories

Perrault, Charles

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With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company (1921). Large octavo, original gilt-stamped navy-blue cloth, with color plate by Robinson inset on front cover. 200 pages, illustrated with six full-page color plates tipped in, and forty-three black and white illustrations in the text. Spine ends a trifle worn, with gilt titling rubbed off. Dampstain on front cover (2 inches) but not affecting the cover plate. A very good copy. Internal contents are very fine, aside from a 1/2 inch paper split at inner hinge. First American Edition. ".To the eight tales of Perrault (Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, etc) three others have been added here. 'Beauty and the Beast' by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1781).'Princess Rossette' and 'The Friendly Frog' are from the prolific pen of Mme. d'Aulnoy (1650-1705), a contemporary of Perrault, whom she could sometimes rival in invention, if never in dramatic power." (Prefatory Note). William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was one of the most famous and prolific English book illustrators of his time. Although his first work in book illustration appeared as early as 1897 (Danish Fairy Tales), it was not until the popularity of the illustrated gift book during the first twenty years of the twentieth century that he really began to hit his stride as an illustrator. By 1908 when his first gift book, "The Tempest" appeared, a new illustrator on a par with Dulac and Rackham had arrived. The present "Old Time Stories" by Perrault is considered among his most important commissions, and shows him at the height of his powers. Bookseller Inventory # 9208

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Title: Old Time Stories

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Robinson, W. Heath

Edition: 1st Edition

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