Jean de La Fontaine - Fables choisies - 1678

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Jean de La Fontaine - Fables choisies - 1678
Illustrated, Fables - Quantity: 2 - Book

La Fontaine (Jean de)

Fables choisies.

Paris, Denys Thierry & Claude Barbin, 1678.

5 parts in 2 volumes (154 x 90 mm), marbled calfskin (18th century binding), adorned ribbed spines, red morocco title labels, red edges, handwritten bookplate, [64]-216-[8]; 232-[8]; [2]-220; 221-[3]; [8]-230-[2] pages (complete). Clear water stains on some leaves. In good condition.

A prized edition, the first complete with the last three volumes in first edition, and the only one that was printed under the author's supervision.

The first two volumes of this copy are reprints of the two volumes of the original edition published in 1668. Complete of the half-title page in Volume III which is very often missing.

Delightfully illustrated with 214 half-page vignettes by François Chauveau and N. Guérard, engraved in intaglio.

A pleasant copy.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Fables, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
Jean de La Fontaine
Book Title
Fables choisies
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1678
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
1214
Dimensions
154×90 mm
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