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  • Contes de Perrault... Préface de Henri de Régnier. by (PERRAULT). DRIAN [Etienne], illustrator. (PERRAULT). DRIAN [Etienne], illustrator. ~ Contes de Perrault... Préface de Henri de Régnier. Paris: Éditions d’Art de la Roseraie, [1922].
    First edition of Drian’s stylish illustrated version of Perrault’s tales including La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Barbe-Bleu (Bluebeard), Peau-d’Âne (Donkey Skin)… (more)

    First edition of Drian’s stylish illustrated version of Perrault’s tales including 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.

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  • Fables for the Female Sex... the third edition. by MOORE, Edward. MOORE, Edward. ~ Fables for the Female Sex... the third edition. London: for R. Francklin, 1749.
    First published anonymously in May 1744, Moore’s Fables for the Female Sex had at least seventeen other editions in the eighteenth century, four of which… (more)

    First published anonymously in May 1744, Moore’s Fables for the Female Sex had at least seventeen other editions in the eighteenth century, four of which were American; it was translated into French in 1764 and German in 1772. Three of the fables are actually by Henry Brooke. Hayman’s illustrations incorporate numerous elements from Francis Barlow’s sequence of the previous century; his original drawings of 1744 are preserved in the Rothschild collections at Waddesdon. Foxon, M428.

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  • Étrennes Divertissantes ou Collection d’historiettes agréables; ornée de jolies gravures, qui ont rapport au sujet pour la présente année. by ÉTRENNES DIVERTISSANTES. ÉTRENNES DIVERTISSANTES. ~ Étrennes Divertissantes ou Collection d’historiettes agréables; ornée de jolies gravures, qui ont rapport au sujet pour la présente année. Paris: Maillard de Bresson, [n.d., c. 1750-65].
    Not found in any of the usual online or printed sources, a delightful juvenile almanac, containing ten moral verses each with a vignette, engraved throughout.… (more)

    Not found in any of the usual online or printed sources, a delightful juvenile almanac, containing ten moral verses each with a vignette, engraved throughout. Though the publisher Maillard de Bresson produced several other almanacs, and this one is quite typical of the genre, it seems to have eluded bibliographers, including Grand-Carteret. The Journal historique et littéraire (January 1756) gives a useful account of the publisher’s business: ‘M. Maillard de Bressan continue a vendre des caractéres, des desseins & vignettes, des armes à jour, des papiers peints, des sentences, des devises, & forme avec succès la suite de ses fables morales, & instructives pour la jeunesse de l’un et l’autre sexe. It fait des envois auc Communautés Religieuses & à toutes personnes chargées de l’éducation des enfants, ou à des Marchands qui s’adressant à lui. Il demeure actuellement au Collége de Cambray, pres de la rue Saint Jacques, à Paris’.

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