Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: Second Edition
Publisher: Gerholt, Leipzig: Stuttgart, Edward Hallberger, 1870.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Gustave Dore
A linen hardcover in very good condition housed in a detailed alike dust jacket. Tears are evident to outer edges as well as discoloration of jacket itself. Gold trimmed pages of this book are separating from hardback however normal aging and waving of pages. The dust-jacket is rather worn, but very remarkable in that, we believe it to be the oldest dust-jacket illustrated by Gustave Dore. Mark Godburn, author of the excellent work titled "Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets" published by Oak Knoll Press in the US and by Private Libraries Association in the UK has come to the same conclusion.
A collection of Charles Perrault's fairy tales newly told by Moriz Hartmann. The great French author Charles Perrault authored tales based on folk tales and, in doing so, created a new literary genre: the Fairy Tale; B&W Illustrations; 68 pages.