Cinderella, or The Little Glass-Slipper. [PERRAULT Charles 1628-1703] Publisher: J Harris Publish Year: 1808 Publish Place: Juvenile Library, The Corner of St.Paul's Church-Yard, London. Illustrator: PERRAULT Charles Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 005361 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Paper Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £2,200.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information First Edition, 1808, 8 hand coloured plates. Un-restored and Original. In the original printed blue wrappers, rubbed & faded, edge frayed in places, old ms price at upper cover head, faded adverts to lower cover, 12.5*10mm (5*4 ins). Internally, ms owners name to frontis verso (Ann Mann. Dec 30, 1809), frontis, 16 pp, 8 pls (hand coloured, 1 with small tear), plate dated Apr 30 1808, printed by H Bryer, Bridge-street, Blackfriars. Title continues: Illustrated with elegant and appropriate Engravings. All now housed in a dark blue half morocco over Japanese blue paper custom drop back box, gilt titles to spine and upper board. (Moon 618 The rare first edition of the first versification of the story of Cinderella. Marjorie Moon locates only 2 copies of this edition (UCL and 1 in private hands). COPAC lists a copy at Cambridge, not in Osborne, and only later editions in Gumuchian. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 'Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passe' in Paris in 1697. The first edition in English did not appear until Robert Samber's translation of 'Histoires' in 1729. Benjamin Tabart published the first separate printing of 'Cinderella' in 1804, which Harris followed with this edition in verse.