Title: Fairy Tales
Author: Charles Perrault, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (trans), Robert Samber (trans), Edmund Dulac (illus)
Publisher: The Folio Society, 2010
Condition: Hardcover, maroon cloth in matching slipcase. Slight wear to slipcase.
When Charles Perrault, a civil servant in Paris in the 17th century, heard his son’s nurse recounting old French folk stories, he decided to write his own versions, thereby creating a new genre – the literary fairy tale. His legacy includes some of the most enduringly popular fairy tales – ‘Cinderella’, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Blue Beard’ – complemented here by the paintings of Edmund Dulac, one of the greatest artists of the Golden Age of book illustration.
‘The Prince followed, but could not catch her. Only she dropped one of her glass slippers, which he picked up and treasured‘ – From Cinderella