Stories From the Pentamerone

Translated from Neapolitan dialect by J.E. Taylor.

BASILE, Giambattista / GOBLE, Warwick

GOBLE, Warwick Stories From the Pentamerone Translated from Neapolitan dialect by J.E. Taylor.

Macmillan, 1911.

First edition. 4to. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, with a gilt vignette and black lettering on the upper cover. Top edge red. Thirty-two beautiful colour plates are in rich colours and are all protected by captioned tissue guards. Includes some fairy images. A near fine copy, crisp and bright, with a little spotting to the page edges. Contemporary ownership signature to front endpaper.

The fairy tales in this volume were collected and published by Neapolitan, Giambattista Basile in the 17th century. The stories had a Europe-wide influence, and were an acknowledged source for both Charles Perrault, and the Brothers Grimm. Strongly influenced by Oriental art, Goble's illustrations are extremely subtle and very charming.

Stock ID: 39069

£350.00

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