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Charles Perrault. Contes du Tems passé de Ma Mere l’Oye … Tales of Passed Times by Mother Goose …New York: J. Rivington, 1795. [catalog record]

Helen & Benjamin Tighe Collection of American Children’s Books, the gift of Elisabeth Ball, 1969.

The Story:

Charles Perrault was a French government official who also wrote adaptations of fairy tales. His versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots have become classics. This early American edition, with engravings by Alexander Anderson, is one of just three known complete copies.

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