Histories, or Tales of Past Times
(Mother Goose's Tales)
This is the first English translation of Charles Perrault's collection of fairy tales, containing:
- The Little Red Riding Hood
- The Fairy (Diamonds and Toads)
- The Blue Beard
- The Sleeping Beauty (in the Wood)
- The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots
- Cinderilla, or the Little Glass Slipper
- Riquet à la Houppe (Riquet of the Tuft)
- Little Poucet and his Brothers (Hop o' My Thumb)
as well as an adult 'novel' - The Discreet Princess, or the Adventures of Finetta - by Perrault's relative Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier de Villandon.
Only a single copy of this first edition is known to exist.
This edition contains the morals, which are often left out, particularly in modern editions.