Fairy Tales. By the Abbé De Voisenon (1895)

Author: Abbe De Voisenon

Book ID: 67120

Price: 1,850.00

Fairy Tales. By the Abbé De Voisenon. Translated by R.B. Douglas. Illustrated with an Etched Frontispiece by Will Rothenstein. Imprinted by the Erotika Biblion society for Private Destribution Amongst Its Members. Athens: MDCCCXCV (1895). Pp 165, uncut. Smooth green buckram, title lettered in git to spine, bookplate to pastedown. A nice bright copy.

Printed limitation statement verso half-title; One hundred copies only of this Translation have been printed, (this copy) No. 10 and initialed ‘LCS’ in purple ink by Leonard Smithers. Printed & published in London on hand-made paper watermarked Van Gelder by H.S. Nichols, in collaboration with Smithers. Some copies were issued without the Rothenstein etching.

Contains two tales by the French novelist & playwriter ‘So Much the Better for Her’ and ‘The sultan Misapouf’ light-hearted erotic allegory which were typical of many fairy tales written in 18th-century Parisian salons.

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