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First Edition. 12mo. pp. lxviii, 129, [15]. Fleuron on title and three chapter head vignettes by Aliamet, Pitre-Martenaise, and Sornique after Eisen. Bound in period mottled calf boards, re-backed with original gilt spine preserved; well rubbed but still attractive; morocco spine label is renewed; corner tips to boards are neatly repaired. Early ownership ticket on inside front cover – "D.F. Lesne, Maitre en Chirurgie, rue S. Benoit." First French translations from the German of Christian Furchtegott Gellert’s fables. Some of John Gay’s fables are also translated. The fables are preceded by Boulenger de Rivery’s essay "Discours sur la literature allemande" (pp. lxvii) which discusses the Fables of Gellert, Gay and Fontaine. [Cohen-De Ricci, p. 182; Lewine, p. 79; Cioranescu 13457; Barbier II, p. 414]. Bookseller Inventory # 000354

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Title: Fables et contes.

Publisher: Duchesne, Paris

Publication Date: 1754

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition.

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