New York: C. P. Huestis, c. 1850. 24 pages. Illustrated with wood-cuts credited to George Cruikshank. 8vo, pictorial wrappers (highlighted with a blue wash); some light staining. (Item ID: 195)
LA BARBE BLEUE (Blue Beard) was one of the original eight stories issued in Charles Perrault's HISTOIRES OU CONTES DU TEMPS PASSE, Paris, 1697. It has become one of the ever present tales in the stories of MOTHER GOOSE. The publisher of the above edition, Charles P. Huestus was located at 104 Nassau St. in 1850 and 1851, therefore the circa date.