Contes de ma mère l'Oye : manuscript : [France], 1695.

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Record ID: 
143572
Accession number: 
MA 1505
Author: 
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.
Credit: 
Gift of the Fellows, 1953.
Description: 
1 item (118 p.), bound : ill. ; 19.9 cm
Notes: 

Prepared for presentation to "Mademoiselle" (Elisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans) with a dedication signed "P.P." [Pierre Perrault].
Text is possibly in the hand of Pierre Perrault.
Illustrated with seven gouache headpieces in color.
High reserve.

Housed in: 
Blue cloth drop-spine box (21.1 cm)
Binding: 
Red leather with central gilt ornament, the arms of Mademoiselle, on both covers.
Provenance: 
Front fly-leaf has inscription: "L ex Libris J:B:Bouvier. 1721." Leaves at end bear inscriptions of later ownership by Mlle. Sophie Frilet (Sept. 1803) and a Mlle. De Marie; gift of the Fellows in 1960.