GUSTAVE DORE — RARE, Original FAIRY TALES RETOLD BY PERRAULT Wood Engraving 1870
sale: Hop o’ My Thumb (Der kleine daumerling), wood engraving by Gustave Dore,
from the 1870 Marchen Nach Perrault Neu Erzahlt von Moriz Hartmann,
Illustrit von Gustav Dore — or, Fairy Tales Retold by
Perrault. This particular page has a rip at the bottom of the
image — please see photo.
recently stumbled upon an amazing, and rare copy of the 145-year old Marchen
Nach Perrault Neu Erzahlt von Moriz Hartmann, Illustrit von Gustav Dore —
or, “Fairy Tales Retold by Perrault." The book was sadly
ruined, but Dore’s exceptional engravings remained intact.
Fairy Tales Retold by Perrault was published in 1870 in
Stuttgart, by Eduard Hallberger — with illustrations by the iconic Gustave
Dore. Dore’s 40+ wood engraved plates fill the book. The book itself has
crimson cloth binding, with boards embossed and bevel-edged.
German text by Moritz Hartmann (1821-1872) of the famous fairy tales of Charles
Perrault (1628-1703) includes:
Rothkappchen (Little Red Riding Hood)
kleine daumerling (Hop o’ My Thumb)
dornroschen (Sleeping Beauty)
gestiefelte kater (Puss in Boots)
Riquet mit dem schopf (Ricky of the Tuft)
* Die Eselshaut (Donkey Skin)
fee (The Tale)
Blaubart (Blue Beard)
(1832-1883) full-page illustrations are remarkable — perfect for framing. The
engravings themselves are in excellent condition at 145 years, with normal
aging. None were harmed, and in fact more of the page is included than not.
Each page / engraving measures a LARGE 11" x 13.5"— oversized
engravings due to the age and original book. Each print is signed in the plate
by Gustave Dore, and is blank on the back. The front includes the German title of
the accompanying fairy tale.
auction, these rare fairy tale engravings by Dore can reach hundreds of dollars
apiece, perhaps more. They make a beautiful, unique and special addition for
any collector. View Dore’s other fairytale engravings for sale at Black Cat