Laboulayes Fairy Book. Translated by Mary L. Booth. Illustrated by Edward G. McCandlish.
New York: Harper, . 4to, xi, 198, (1) pp. With a color frontispiece and 11 color plates, and b/w chapter headpieces throughout. Original gray cloth lettered in green, color plate tipped on to the upper cover. Some pencil scrawls on the rear endpaper, ink presentation inscription at front dated 1920. A very good copy. First edition thus, first published in 1866 with different illustrations. Introduction by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Edouard René Lefèvre de Laboulaye (18111883), politician, poet, and author, is best remembered today for having conceived the idea of a Statue of Liberty, which his friend Bartholdi created for the United States as a gift from France.
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