Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1869. Softcover. Scarce. From a series of fairy tales published by Hachette, "Magasin Des Petits Enfants" (Shop for Children). This is a charming version of the beloved fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, first written by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve in the 18th century. With six bright color chromolithographs depicting 10 scenes from the story. Softcover with a bright pictorial front cover and a list of Hachette titles from their series on the rear cover. Light soiling to cover edges and a small crease to the front cover top edge. Lower few inches of the covers are split, not affecting the text block except for a corresponding split. Spotting to title page and inside of covers. Offsetting to text pages next to illustrations. Still a nice copy of this uncommon 19th century children's book. Measures 7.25 x 9.5 inches. Eight pages of text plus six pages of chromolithographs. CHILD/120823. Very Good.