Oeuvres diverses de M. de La Fontaine - à Paris, chez Jean-Luc Nyon père, 1744 - (2) ff., XXVIII pp., 314 pp., (3) ff., (2) ff., 358 pp., (1) ff., (2) ff., 260 pp., (4) ff., VIII pp., 232 pp. - period marbled full sheepskin binding - duodecimo - 8.5 x 15 cm.
Condition: a snag on the headcap of Volume 4, three cracked joints, sound hinges, some blunt corners, ribbed spines adorned with fleurons, gilded volume numbers and title labels, title pages printed in red and black, some foxing and browning, red edges. Complete in 4 volumes.
A charming small and uncommon edition, illustrated with a portrait of de la Fontaine, 4 vignettes engraved with etching on the title pages, a different one in each volume, and 4 header vignettes, one in each volume, also engraved with etching and unsigned. It contains letters, plays, and verses of circumstance; the last volume is entirely devoted to the Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon, and the poem Adonis.
A lovely copy of this uncommon edition.
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Jean de la Fontaine
- Book Title
- Oeuvres diverses de M. de La Fontaine
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 15×8.5 cm