Superb works by Jean de La Fontaine who is best known as a fabulist and one of the most popular and widely read French poets of his time, his popularity prevailing even hundreds of years after his death.
Les Fables choisies, are three compilations of 243 allegorical fables published by Jean de La Fontaine between 1668 and 1694.
Most, inspired by the fables by Aesop, Babrius and Phaedra, feature anthropomorphic animals and contain an explicit or implicit moral (presented at the beginning or end of the poem).
Monsieur De La Fontaine - Fables Choisies - 1759.
284 + 404 pages.
Bindings in average condition, works in their period brown full leather bindings, friction and peeling, lacks on the crowns, ribbed corners, small, scattered lacks of leather notably from wormholes, adorned spines, gilded titling and volume numbers.
Inside in good condition, some soiling or scattered foxing, charming out of text engravings including frontispiece and headbands, culs-de-lampe, handwritten notes on a page before the title page as well as at the end of Volume 2, marbled endpapers.
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- Illustrated, Literature, Reference works
- Author/ Illustrator
- Monsieur de la Fontaine
- Book Title
- Fables Choisies
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- Illustrated Edition
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- 17×11 cm