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Histoires ou contes du tems passé : avec des moralitez, par Mr. Perrault

Label
Histoires ou contes du tems passé : avec des moralitez
Title
Histoires ou contes du tems passé
Title remainder
avec des moralitez
Statement of responsibility
par Mr. Perrault
Creator
Contributor
Engraver
Former owner
Printer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Member of
Citation location within source
pages 608-609
Citation source
Osborne Collection of early children’s books, 1566-1910
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Histoires ou contes du tems passé : avec des moralitez, par Mr. Perrault
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Early edition of the best-known French fairy tale collection, also known in later editions as "Contes de ma Mère l’Oye" [Tales of Mother Goose]. According to the Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, " All of these fairy tales, which are now considered ‘classical’, were based on oral and literary motifs that had become popular in France, but Perrault transformed the stories to address social and political issues as well as the manners and mores of the upper classes. Moreover, he added ironic verse morals to provoke his readers to reflect on the ambivalent meaning of the tales. Although Histoires ou contes du temps passé was published under the name of Pierre Perrault Darmancour, Perrault’s son, and although some critics have asserted that the book was indeed written or at least co-authored by his son, recent evidence has shown clearly that this could not have been the case, especially since his son had not published anything up to that point. Perrault was simply using his son’s name to mask his own identity so that he would not be blamed for re-igniting the ‘Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns’. Numerous critics have regarded Perrault’s tales as written directly for children, but they overlook the fact that there was no children’s literature per se at that time and that most writers of fairy tales were composing and reciting their tales for their peers in the literary salons..
  • The first edition to recognize authorship of Charles Perrault, and the first edition to include the "nouvelle" "L'adroite princesse" at end, written by Perrault's niece, Marie Jeanne L’Heritier de Villandon; see Osborne Collection of early children’s books, 1566-1910, page 609
  • Woodcuts: title vignette of a vase of flowers; head-pieces; ornamental initials
  • Engravings: by Antoine Clouzier include a frontispiece depicting a country woman, holding a hand spindle, telling stories to three children sitting in front of her, with the caption on the wall above her "Contes de ma Mere Loye;" and eight engraved vignettes, one at the head of each of the eight fairy tales (the "nouvelle" added at end, "L'adroite princesse," is not illustrated). The vignettes are numbered 1 through 8, but they are bound in the order that corresponds to the arrangement of the original edition of 1697, rather than in numerical order
  • Title-page printed in red and black; stories printed in roman type; verse moral at end of each story is printed in italic type
  • Dedicatory letter addressed to "Mademoiselle, Votre Altesse Royale," Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d'Orléans (niece of Louis XIV), is signed "P. Darmancour," Perrault's son Pierre Perrault Darmancour
  • This edition not in Gumuchian & cie. Livres de l’enfance du XVe au XIXe siècle
Contents
Le petit chaperon rouge [Little Red Riding Hood] -- Les fées [The fairies] -- La barbe bleue [Blue Beard] -- La belle au bois dormant [Sleeping Beauty] -- Le maitre chat ou Le chat botté [Puss-in-Boots] -- Cendrillon, ou la petite pantoufle de verre [Cinderella or The glass slipper] -- Riquet à la Houpe [Riquet with the Tuft] -- Le petit poucet [Tom Thumb] -- L'adroite princesse, ou Les avantures de Finette: nouvelle
Dimensions
14 cm (12mo)
Edition
  • Nouvelle edition augmentée d'une nouvelle, à la fin /
  • suivant la copie de Paris.
Extent
[6],184 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: front board detached. Bound in contemporary mottled calf boards; small gold-stamped spine title "Perrault 1721." Small black and white floral bookplate on front pastedown of d'Alté Welch. Acquired from the library of d'Alté Welch, 1970.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05339984
  • ucoclc5339984
Label
Histoires ou contes du tems passé : avec des moralitez, par Mr. Perrault
Publication
Note
  • Early edition of the best-known French fairy tale collection, also known in later editions as "Contes de ma Mère l’Oye" [Tales of Mother Goose]. According to the Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, " All of these fairy tales, which are now considered ‘classical’, were based on oral and literary motifs that had become popular in France, but Perrault transformed the stories to address social and political issues as well as the manners and mores of the upper classes. Moreover, he added ironic verse morals to provoke his readers to reflect on the ambivalent meaning of the tales. Although Histoires ou contes du temps passé was published under the name of Pierre Perrault Darmancour, Perrault’s son, and although some critics have asserted that the book was indeed written or at least co-authored by his son, recent evidence has shown clearly that this could not have been the case, especially since his son had not published anything up to that point. Perrault was simply using his son’s name to mask his own identity so that he would not be blamed for re-igniting the ‘Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns’. Numerous critics have regarded Perrault’s tales as written directly for children, but they overlook the fact that there was no children’s literature per se at that time and that most writers of fairy tales were composing and reciting their tales for their peers in the literary salons..
  • The first edition to recognize authorship of Charles Perrault, and the first edition to include the "nouvelle" "L'adroite princesse" at end, written by Perrault's niece, Marie Jeanne L’Heritier de Villandon; see Osborne Collection of early children’s books, 1566-1910, page 609
  • Woodcuts: title vignette of a vase of flowers; head-pieces; ornamental initials
  • Engravings: by Antoine Clouzier include a frontispiece depicting a country woman, holding a hand spindle, telling stories to three children sitting in front of her, with the caption on the wall above her "Contes de ma Mere Loye;" and eight engraved vignettes, one at the head of each of the eight fairy tales (the "nouvelle" added at end, "L'adroite princesse," is not illustrated). The vignettes are numbered 1 through 8, but they are bound in the order that corresponds to the arrangement of the original edition of 1697, rather than in numerical order
  • Title-page printed in red and black; stories printed in roman type; verse moral at end of each story is printed in italic type
  • Dedicatory letter addressed to "Mademoiselle, Votre Altesse Royale," Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d'Orléans (niece of Louis XIV), is signed "P. Darmancour," Perrault's son Pierre Perrault Darmancour
  • This edition not in Gumuchian & cie. Livres de l’enfance du XVe au XIXe siècle
Contents
Le petit chaperon rouge [Little Red Riding Hood] -- Les fées [The fairies] -- La barbe bleue [Blue Beard] -- La belle au bois dormant [Sleeping Beauty] -- Le maitre chat ou Le chat botté [Puss-in-Boots] -- Cendrillon, ou la petite pantoufle de verre [Cinderella or The glass slipper] -- Riquet à la Houpe [Riquet with the Tuft] -- Le petit poucet [Tom Thumb] -- L'adroite princesse, ou Les avantures de Finette: nouvelle
Dimensions
14 cm (12mo)
Edition
  • Nouvelle edition augmentée d'une nouvelle, à la fin /
  • suivant la copie de Paris.
Extent
[6],184 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: front board detached. Bound in contemporary mottled calf boards; small gold-stamped spine title "Perrault 1721." Small black and white floral bookplate on front pastedown of d'Alté Welch. Acquired from the library of d'Alté Welch, 1970.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05339984
  • ucoclc5339984

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