The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe - With Three Hundred illustrations By Gustave Dore and ... The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe - With Three Hundred illustrations By Gustave Dore and ... The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe - With Three Hundred illustrations By Gustave Dore and ... The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe - With Three Hundred illustrations By Gustave Dore and ...

The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe - With Three Hundred illustrations By Gustave Dore and One Hundred Etchings By Famous French Etchers - in 2 Volumes

La Fontaine

Published by Cassell & Company, New York, London, Paris, Melbourne
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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"Translated into English Verse by Walter Thornbury". No date. Circa 1880's - 1890's. The 64 pages of Prefaces include the: Contents; An Essay on the Life and Works of Jean De La Fontaine; The Life of Aesop, The Phrygian; Dedication to Monseigneur The Dauphin; Preface. In addition to the prefaces there are a total of 757 pages of text and Dore illustrations in the 2 volumes. These volumes have been extra-illustrated by the publisher with 100 etchings after Jean-Baptiste Oudry. The engravings were originally done in the 1750's and were engraved by C. N. Cochin, D. Sornique, P. F. Martenasie, C. Baquoy, P. F. Tardieu, J. J. Flipart, Ouvrier and others. There are 47 etchings in Volume 1 and 53 etchings in Volume 2. The books have been collated and all the etchings are here. The etchings have varying degrees of foxing but are else very clean and still crisp. The books are 9-3/4 inches by 12-1/4 inches (243 mm by 307mm). Bound in red pebbled cloth with sunfaded spines. The spine labels read - " The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe". There is no mention of the "Edition De Luxe" on the Title Pages - just the addition of the 100 etchings. The cloth is clean (one small nick/scrape to one cover) with very good, unworn and unbumped edges. The covers are perfectly attached with no cracking. The pages are very clean and crisp with a number of pages as yet uncut. Some signatures are detaching with a few pages loose. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 9556

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Bibliographic Details

Title: The Fables of La Fontaine - Edition De Luxe ...

Publisher: Cassell & Company, New York, London, Paris, Melbourne

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Gustave Dore; Jean- Baptiste Oudry

Book Condition:Good

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