FAIRY TALES. CENDRILLON ET LES FEES * LA BARBE BLEUE ET LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT [CINDERELLA * THE FAIRIES * BLUE BEARD AND SLEEPING BEAUTY] by Charles Perrault. Paris: Boussod, Valadon 1886-1887. 2 Folio volumes (12 1/4 x 15 1/4"), top edges gilt, printed on heavy wove velin on one side of the paper only with each page individually hinged into the binding. Bound in beautiful contemporary full morocco with extensive gilt tooling, spines in compartments with raised bands, gilt dentelles, silk doublures and endleaves (instead of paste-down and free endpapers), housed in custom marbled slipcases. Joint of Barbe Bleu lightly worn and slipcases strengthened on edges else Fine condition. These 4 fairy tales by Perrault are illustrated by EDOUARD DE BEAUMONT with 73 magnificent aquarelles, color photogravure illustrations printed integrally with the text. The quality of the color printing is so superb that it appears to be hand-done. De Beaumont was a noted Belle Epoch artist who founded the Societe des Aquarellistes (See: Dictionnaire des illustrateurs p.103, Ray: Art of the French Illustrated Book for other mention of De Beaumont and full page color illus. in Quayle's Collector's Book of Children's Books p.97). Simply an exquisite book of fairy tales.