With the Fabulous Edouard de Beaumont Color Printing

    [Edouard de Beaumont, illustrator]. Charles Perrault. Cendrillon et Les Fees [Together with]: La Barbe Bleue et La Belle au Bois Dormant. Asnières-sur-Seine: Boussod Valadon, December 1, 1886; December 1, 1887. First editions. Two folio volumes, leaves printed on rectos only. Only the colophon leaves in each volume and one leaf in Cendrillon are unillustrated. Together four titles, complete with seventy-three lithograph wonderful reproductions (most colored) of watercolors and wash drawings by Edouard de Beaumont. Contemporary full brown morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands. Gilt board edges, gilt turn-ins. Watered silk doublures and endleaves. Top edges gilt. Joints of La Barbe Bleue splitting at top, and slipcase of Cendrillon also splitting at top. Preserved in two marbled slipcases. An astonishing example of the finest in color printing, each plate in these magnificent books gives the effect of hand-painted watercolors. A very good set of the scarce first editions, sumptuously bound.

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