“THE SUNSHINE OF PURE IMAGINATION”
PERRAULT, Charles (LANG, Andrew, editor). Perrault's Popular Tales. Oxford, 1888.
First edition, large-paper issue, of Andrew Lang's French edition of Perrault's Tales, "the basis for the modern canon of fairy tales," with a lengthy introduction and detailed notes by Lang, editor of the renowned Fairy Books series and "one of the most powerful and subtle intellects of his generation" (ODNB). Handsomely bound in full morocco by Whitman Bennett of New York. $800.