(D'Aulnoy, Madame de, and others.) THE PLEASING COMPANION, A collection of Fairy Tales, calculated to improve the heart: the whole forming a system of moral precepts and examples, for the conduct of Youth through Life: containing Princess Hebe & Anguiletta, Graciosa and Percinet, Story of Finetta, Princess Carpilona, Story of the White Cat, Yellow Dwarf, Pidgeon and Dove, Young and Handsome. Ornamented with elegant cuts. 1790.
Title (D'Aulnoy, Madame de, and others.) THE PLEASING COMPANION, A collection of Fairy Tales, calculated to improve the heart: the whole forming a system of moral precepts and examples, for the conduct of Youth through Life: containing Princess Hebe & Anguiletta, Graciosa and Percinet, Story of Finetta, Princess Carpilona, Story of the White Cat, Yellow Dwarf, Pidgeon and Dove, Young and Handsome. Ornamented with elegant cuts.
Published London. W. Lane. No date (Circa 1790).
Stock Code 11607
Description [4], 288pp. Engraved frontispiece and two other full-page engraved plates. Recent full speckled calf gilt; red title label. 12mo. Piece cut from top of title – possibly where an ownership name was written – and repaired; some marking here & there; the word 'cuts' on the title has been crossed through, and the word 'plates' written in manuscript; else a very good copy in a handsome binding. Scarce. First published in 1788. Blakey lists only an edition of 1794.
£1200.00