Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps

Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps. Arthur Rackham, Ch Guyot.
Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps
Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps
A beautifully illustrated French rendition of fairy tales
Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps

Paris: L'Edition D'Art, H. Piazza, 1922. First edition in French. Limited to 1300 copies, this being copy no. 1227. Tall quarto (11 7/8 x 9 1/8 in;. 301 x 230 mm). Publisher's original brown-gray wrappers with pictorial stamping in green and deep reddish brown with gilt lettering. A Near Fine copy in the publishers glassine wrapper (very slightly worn at top of spine). Collating 103, [5] pages. Sixteen tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue-guards, six full-page black & white illustrations and eight black & white text drawings.

First edition in French, translated by Charles Guyot, of the Rackham-illustrated Little Brother and Little Sister, (1917, six color plates); Snowdrop and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm (1920, seven color plates); Hansel & Grethel and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm (1920, three color plates); Snowdrop and Hansel & Grethel constitute a reprint of Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (1909, illustrated with forty color plates by Rackham). Le Printemps Sur La Neige et d'Autres Contes du Bon Vieux Temps contains eight stories from those three earlier editions in a volume with a completely different design including text borders and typographical devices.

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