Very good copy.
Remarkable publication by J. Hetzel, illustrated in first printing with 33 splendid tipped-in engravings by J.J. Grandville finely etched, excellent prints on China appliqué under tissue.
Perfectly bound in a beautiful binding by Levasseaur, executed in brown half morocco with corners, spine with 5 raised bands decorated with a rich decoration of fleurons in the panels struck in gilded tooling, double bands on the boards, gilt topstain.
Preserved covers (without the spine), uncropped margins.
Binding in excellent condition, fresh inside, meticulous printing on very white vellum paper. Significant stain on pages 59-61 and the adjacent plate. The tissues are slightly browned. Some rare foxing.
This edition is marked revised and expanded and includes 62 fables by Sourdille de la Valette.
Sourdille Sourdille de Lavalette; Grandville
Fables de S. Lavalette illustrées de nouvelles eaux-fortes par Grandville
Éditeur: Paris, Hetzel, 1847. 1 vol. large octavo ( 28.5x19.5) 163 pages
- Number of Books
- Art, Bindings, Illustrated, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Sourdille de Lavalette / J.J. Grandville
- Book Title
- Fables de S. Lavalette illustrées de nouvelles eaux-fortes par Grandville [Reliure signé Levasseur]
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 28.5×19.5 cm