The Court of Queen Mab : containing a select collection of only the best, most instructive, and entertaining tales of the fairies ... / written by the Countess d'Aulnoi ; to which are added A fairy tale in the ancient English style, by Dr. Parnell, and Queen Mab's song.

Attributed name
Aulnoy, Madame d' (Marie-Catherine), 1650 or 1651-1705 [Browse]
Uniform title
London : Printed and sold by M. Cooper, in Pater-noster-row, MCCLII (1752)
iv, 365 pages, 3 unnumbered pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (engravings) ; 17 cm (12⁰)


Library of Congress genre(s)
Fiction [Browse]
Rare books genre
Fairy tales [Browse]
  • Queen Mab's Song on 2 unnumbered pages at end; final page is blank.
  • Engraved frontispiece, signed by Boitard, depicting a well-furnished room in which a woman seated next to a cdadle is telling a story to a group of children and two young women.
  • Princeton copy 1: Inscribed, "Mary Murray" at head of title, with other writing and markings on pastedowns and endpapers.
Binding note
  • Contemporary brown quarter sheep with brown paper-covered boards.
  • Princeton copy 1: Blue printer's waste used in binding, visible on inside covers.
1. Graciosa and Percinet -- 2. The fair one with golden locks -- 3. The blue bird -- 4. The invisible prince -- 5. The princess Vereneta -- 6. The princess Rosetta -- 7. The golden bough -- 8. The orange tree and the bee -- 9. The little good mouse ... -- A fairy tale in the ancient English style, by Dr. Parnell -- and, Queen Mab's song.
English short title catalogue, T201224
Other title(s)
  • Princess Venreneta
  • Blue bird
  • Fair one with golden locks
  • Golden bough
  • Invisible prince
  • Little good mouse
  • Orange tree and the bee
  • Princess Rosetta
  • Fairy tale in the ancient English style
  • Queen Mab's song
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