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    Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. Magasin des Enfans, ou Dialogues entre une sage Gouvernante et plusieurs des ses É lèves de la premié re Distinction. London: J. Haberkorn, 1756. First edition. Twelvemo (in sixes, measures 5.75 x 3.25 inches; 147 x 83 mm). [xii], 258 pages. Full brown gilt-ruled calf, spine with five raised bands; front board detached but present, binding rubbed and worn with some staining and other discoloration. Internally generally clean; text block sound, minor occasional spotting and ink staining, evenly toned throughout, ink ownership inscription to front pastedown. Good.

    A rare London edition of [English translation] The Young Misses Magazine, Containing Dialogues between a Governess and Several Young Ladies of Quality Her Scholars by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780), a French governess working in England, which includes the first printing of "Le Belle et la Bête" [Beauty and the Beast] on pages 70-102, which was Leprince de Beaumont's shortened version of the tale written by the French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (1685-1755). This work is divided into twenty-nine dialogues which incorporate a number of fairy tales, including Beauty and the Beast.

    Provenance: ex-Opie Collection with their red ink Mother Goose stamp to front pastedown.

    ESTC T114409 (calling for four volumes).


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