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J.P. Claris de Florian - Fables choisies - 1896

Meiji 28 (1895), small in-8 (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in - 15.8 x 21.2 cm), folded crepe paper sheets, gray binding with gilt title on black background on the back, text in French, 56 pages in total including the covers (26 folded pages + four single pages). There are 24 numbered text pages and fourteen color woodcuts on two pages. The fourteen double-page plates (28 pp) and the front and back covers (4 pages) are not numbered. The cover is a single-page color woodcut. It presents a monkey operating a projector (magic lantern). The cover woodcut and the 14 inner double-page woodcuts all have the artist's seal (han). There are 18 small black and white woodcuts of birds, animals and plants scattered throughout the book. ~ State. The book is in very good condition. Front and back covers have heavy foxing. Inside there are light foxing scattered mainly on the edges and in the outer margins of the pages

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator J.P. Claris de Florian
Book Title Fables choisies
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1896
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Publisher Librairie Marpon & Flammarion
Number of pages 24
Dimensions 25×20 cm
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