(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.
London: W. Lane, No date (Circa 1790). , 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.