Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie 79 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Bibliothèque Rose Illustrée, Nouvelle Edition, 1907 reprint, illustré de 46 vignettes par Gustave Doré and Jules Didier, red stamped boards, aeg, toutes tranches dorées; 8vo; 304 pp. + 20 pp catalogue including a list of 1st and 2nd Series. French language 19thc hardback juvenile.
A beautiful copy of stories first told to her grandchildren. These were intended to entertain children 4 to 8 years old, and sought by Louis Hachette to be part of his scheme of a line of books to be sold at railway kiosks for reading on the train.
CONDITION: Near Fine; James Maryfrank Gardner lightly penciled on fixed endpaper; tight, bright gilt page edges, bright crisply stamped gilt titles and decorations, sharp cornered boards, spine a bit more faded; tight, clean pages toning. Bel exemplaire. Item #22093