LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOK. FAIRY TALES OF ALL NATIONS ... Translated by Mary L. Booth. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1867. 12mo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-ix] x [xi-xii]  14-363 [364: blank] -4: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, illustrations, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, brown coated endpapers. First edition of this translation. Twelve stories based on European and Middle-eastern folklore by a noted French lawyer and man of letters who wrote a number of works on American history and politics and who, according to his translator, had never visited the nation he considered to be "the future of civilization" and "the future of liberty." He admired the American Constitution and proposed France's gift of the Statute of Liberty. Signature F proud, else a very good copy. (#110115).
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