Juvenile Tales? (1808)

[PERRAULT Charles 1628-1703]

Cinderella, or The Little Glass-Slipper.

Published: J Harris, Juvenile Library, The Corner of St.Paul's Church-Yard, London.

Date: 1808

Illustrated with elegant and appropriate Engravings. In original printed blue wrappers, rubbed and faded, edge frayed in p-laces, old ms price at upper cover head, faded adverts to lower cover, 12.5*10mm (5*4 ins). Internally, ms owners name to frontis verso (Ann Mann. Dec 30, 1809), frontis, 16 pp, 8 pls (hand coloured, 1 with small tear), plate dated Apr 30 1808, printed by H Bryer, Bridge-street, Blackfriars.

(Moon 618 The rare first edition of the first versification of the story of Cinderella. Marjorie Moon locates only 2 copies of this edition (UCL and 1 in private hands). COPAC lists a copy at Cambridge, not in Osborne, and only later editions in Gumuchian.

The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 'Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passe' in Paris in 1697. The first edition in English did not appear until Robert Samber's translation of 'Histoires' in 1729. Benjamin Tabart published the first separate printing of 'Cinderella' in 1804, which Harris followed with this edition in verse.



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