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1817 Rare Leather Book set - FAIRY TALES of Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy d'Anois
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Binding: Leather Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Illustrated
Subject: Literature & Fiction Origin: European
Topic: Fantasy Year Printed: 1817




 1817 Rare Leather Book set - 

FAIRY TALES of Baronne Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy 


Author : Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy
Title :  FAIRY TALES AND NOVELS. By the Countess D’Anois. Translated from the French. With Biographical Preface.
Language : Text in English
London, Printed for Walker and Edwards. by S. Hamilton Weybridge ,1817. First thus. Complete set of 2 volumes.
Size : 5 "X 3 "
Pages :  405-404 pages
Binding : Very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, rare foxing and staining) 

Illustration: Including a nice frontis and engraved title page in each volume. 

The book : Rare 18th century English translation of the Fairy tales of Countess d'Aulnoy. Contents: The stories include The Palace of Revenge, The Story of Don Gabriel, The Story of Anguilletta, The Story of Don Ferdinand of Toledo, The Story of Young-and-Handsome, The New Gentleman-Citizen, The Story of the White Cat, The Story of the Pigeon and the Dove, The Tyranny of the Fairies Destroyed, Perfect love, etc.

The author Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy (1650/1651–4 January 1705), also known as Countess d'Aulnoy, was a French writer known for her fairy tales. When she termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales), she originated the term that is now generally used for the genre


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