(PERRAULT). DRIAN [Etienne], illustrator. ~ Contes de Perrault... Préface de Henri de Régnier. Paris: Éditions d’Art de la Roseraie, .
Folio (420 × 305 mm), pp. , 67, , v, , 12 etched plates (including a planche refusée) and 4 illustrations. Very occasional minor marginal spotting to text, tissue pate guards rather creased. Original wrappers. A very good copy.
First edition of Drian’s stylish illustrated version of Perrault’s tales comprising his versions of La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Barbe-Bleu (Bluebeard), Peau-d’Âne (Donkey Skin) and a risqué fable pastiche by Marcel Boulenger, Les Oeufs (The Eggs, 1912). This is copy number 256 of 388 copies. Drian (1890-1961) was one of the most celebrated fashion illustrators of 1920s and 30s Paris. Worldcat: Minnesota, Ocean State and V & A only outside Continental Europe.