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La Fontaine, Jean de.

Published by chez François Lacombe, au Café Littéraire - Henri Vincent, Imprimeur, A Lausanne (1792)

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About this Item: chez François Lacombe, au Café Littéraire - Henri Vincent, Imprimeur, A Lausanne, 1792. Condition: BUONO. Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures en Taille-douce. un tomo di 4, cm.11,5x19, pp.LXXXVI,114, 61 tavv. calcografiche ft. impresse in rosso, NOTA:Rilegatura in cattivo stato, con dorso in gran parte caduto; salvo una carta distaccata e qualche marginale strappetto, interni e tavole in ottimo stato. / A Lausanne chez François Lacombe, au Café Littéraire - Henri Vincent, Imprimeur 1792, un tomo di 4, cm.11,5x19, pp.LXXXVI,114, 61 tavv. calcografiche ft. impresse in rosso, rileg. coeva in mezza pelle, piatti marmorizzati. rileg. coeva in mezza pelle, piatti marmorizzati. Seller Inventory # 249274

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J. DE LA FONTAINE

Published by LACOMBE / VINCENT (1792)

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About this Item: LACOMBE / VINCENT, 1792. Condition: Good. Good condition book without dust jacket. Boards are clean with heavy rubbing to corners and spine ends. Book has clean contents with light age toning. Seller Inventory # 9999-9993045660

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About this Item: Paris. 1765., 1765. illustriert von Fessard, 8°. 20,3 x 13,5 cm. (1) Leerblatt, (2) Bll., Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben und eckbestoßen, beide Rückenfalze teils durchgerieben, die Rückenkapitale mit Fehlstücken, von den 42 ganzseitigen Kupfern zu den Fabeln nur 9 vorhanden ,die wunderschönen Vignetten vollständig, so trotz der fehlenden Kupfer innen immer noch ein schönes Buch. - chez L auteur Graveur Ordinaire du Cabinet du Roy et de L `Academie de Parme, Rue St. Anne Bulte S. Roch, et a la Bibliotheque du Roy, Rue de Richelieu, vollständige Seitenzahlen : (1) Leerblatt, (2) Blatt mit 2 Kupfern, LXXI, S. (mit 1 ganzseitigem Kupfer und 3 gestochenen Vignetten, 100 S. mit 9 ganzseitigen Kupferstichen (von 42) und 81 Kupferstichvignetten, - mit den Fabeln 1 - 42. Einband mit Goldprägung, 2 Lederrückenschildern und marmoriertem Schnitt, Hardcover in Leder, Seller Inventory # 227879

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J. DE LA FONTAINE

Published by LACOMBE / VINCENT (1792)

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About this Item: LACOMBE / VINCENT, 1792. Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Condition: Moyen. RO20123749: 113 pages. Frontispice en noir et blanc. Nombreuses planches en noir et blanc. In-8 Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 841-Poésie. Seller Inventory # RO20123749

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About this Item: Limoges, J.-B. Bargeas, 1809. In-12 demi-reliure, dos orné. Seller Inventory # 10286

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Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par J.: de la Fontaine,

de la Fontaine, Jean

Published by Lacombe, Francois (1792)

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About this Item: Lacombe, Francois, 1792. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. No Jacket. The selected fables in French verse by La Fontaine. Bound in leather. The original set contained an unspecified number of volumes of which three are present here. Each volume contains a large number of delightful engravings. Condition: Several light repairs have been carried out wherever possible in order to ensure the integrity of the volumes. The bindings should nevertheless be regarded as extremely fragile. Volume One lacks both boards The first page is torn and the first and last few pages are stained and soiled, as are the internal pages to a lesser extent. Volumes Two and Ten exhibit heavy shelf wear to the covers, with the corners bumped through to the boards. Bindings very fragile. Internally in a similar condition to Volume One. Due to the value of this item extra insurance will be added. HD_100870894 E12. Seller Inventory # 009606

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About this Item: Paris. 1780., 1780. illustriert von Fessard, 8°. 20,2 x 13,2 cm. (1) Bl., (2) Bll.,115 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben und stark eckbestoßen, beide Rückenfalze teils durchgerieben, die Rückenkapitale mit Fehlstücken, trotz aller beschriebenen Mängel immer noch ein schönes Buch mit beindruckenden Abbildungen. - chez L auteur Graveur Ordinaire du Cabinet du Roy et de L `Academie de Parme, Rue St. Anne Bulte S. Roch, et a la Bibliotheque du Roy, Rue de Richelieu, vollständige Seitenzahlen : (1) Leerblatt, (2) Blatt mit 2 Kupfern, eines davon der Titel, 115 Seiten mit 35 ganzseitigen Kupfern und 68 Kupferstichvignetten, - Band mit den Fabeln 205 - 238. Einband mit Goldprägung, 2 Lederrückenschildern und marmoriertem Schnitt, Hardcover in Leder, Seller Inventory # 227903

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Fables Choisies, Mises En Vers Par J.: De La Fontaine,

De La Fontaine, J

Published by Lacombe and Vincent, Lausanne, Switzerland. (1792)

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About this Item: Lacombe and Vincent, Lausanne, Switzerland., 1792. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Early Edition. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of this four volume set, Text in French, an early edition. Full leather binding with marbled end papers. each volume illustrated with engraved plates and vignettes in the text. Vol 2, 120pp including a table of the fables, Vol 3, 160pp + table Vol 4, 206pp + tables Full leather binding with gilt tooling and lettering to the spine and with leather labels ( 2 missing) Covers rubbed and bottom edge discoloured but overall good. However, internally considering their age the books are in a beautiful condition, the text is tightly bound and the pages crisp, clean and bright, with discolouration and the odd mark confind to the end pages, owner's signature in pencil and pen on ffep. Although incomplete, a fine example of this classic work Size: 19.5 cm x 11cm. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 005240

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About this Item: Chez L'auteur, Paris, 1768. Condition: Assez Bon. Titre gravé, (5)p, 95p. Un volume seul en reliure d'époque plein veau moucheté, triple filets dorés sur plats, coiffes et coins usées, charnière fragilisée, trois tranches dorées. Bon état intérieur. Size: In8. Seller Inventory # 86105

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Fables choisies, mises en vers par J.: LA FONTAINE (J.

LA FONTAINE (J. de)

Published by François Lacombe, Henri Vincent, Lausanne (1792)

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About this Item: François Lacombe, Henri Vincent, Lausanne, 1792. Complet des quatre volumes. Nombreuses planches illustrées à chaque volume. Coiffes arasées, coins émoussés. Mors griffés, trous de ver et manque aux dos de deux volumes. Intérieur des quatre volumes frais. Livres Reliés plein cuir, dos ornés, pièce de titre et de tomaison. Tranches marbrées. Seller Inventory # ANC.LIT.180526

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La Fontaine, J. de la.

Published by Lausanne Chez Francois Lacombe au Cafe Litteraire Henri Vincent Imprimeur MD CC XCII ( ) (1792)

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About this Item: Lausanne Chez Francois Lacombe au Cafe Litteraire Henri Vincent Imprimeur MD CC XCII ( ), 1792. Hardcover. Condition: Befriedigend. Format etwa 19 x 11,5 cm. LXXXXVI, 114 S. Älterer Pappband mit rotem Rückenschild. Insgesamt 54 Kupferstiche. Es wird hier nur der Tome Premier ( 1. Band ) angeboten ! Mit 54 klaren Kupferstichen ! Der Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, der Buchrücken mit Fehlstellen am Bezugspapier, die Bindung fest. Erhaltungszustand: Seller Inventory # Flur1742Font

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FABLES CHOISIES, mises en vers par J.: Jean de la

Jean de la FONTAINE / OUDRY (ill.)

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About this Item: Paris, Nepveu, 1822, 212pp. 15x22cm. Reliure cartonnée, recouverte de papier marbré. Pièce de titre sur le dos. Ex-libris de Helg. Illustré de 53 gravures (sur les 56 annoncées, mais probablement complet malgré tout). Très belle fraicheur des gravures (d'après Oudry). Petits manques de papier au dos, sinon bon exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. Seller Inventory # 5390

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La Fontaine, Jean de (1621-1695)

Published by A Paris : Chez Prault

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About this Item: A Paris : Chez Prault. New edition. Book plate of Sir Martin Browne Folkes, Bar. Full, contemporary speckled calf, very good. Raised bands with contrasting gilt-blocked labels and elaborate spine compartment tooling. Minor, generalized toning and dust-dulling. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 2 v. : ill. (engr.) ; 41 cm (2o). Language; French. Subjects; La Fontaine, Jean de 1621-1695. - Fables. Title in red & black. Publisher's device. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 231799

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La Fontaine, Jean de (1621-1695)

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About this Item: A Paris : Chez Prault. New edition. Book plate of Sir Martin Browne Folkes, Bar. Full, contemporary speckled calf, very good. Raised bands with contrasting gilt-blocked labels and elaborate spine compartment tooling. Minor, generalized toning and dust-dulling. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 2 v. : ill. (engr.) ; 41 cm (2o). Language; French. Subjects; La Fontaine, Jean de 1621-1695. - Fables. Title in red & black. Publisher's device. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 231799

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About this Item: Paris, Nepveu Librairie, 1822, 1822. In 16° oblungo, piena tela coeva, tit. in oro impresso al dorso, pp.XVI-212. Bellissimo volume figurato impreziosito da 53 finissime inc. in rame f.t. (su 56 come riportato nel tit.) eseguite da disegni di D'Oudri. Non essendo presente un indice delle incisioni ed essendo l'es. privo di segni di asportazione siamo propensi a credere che, contrariamente a quanto espresso nel front., il vol. sia completo di tutte le sue tavole. Lievi segni d'usura agli angoli della leg., peraltro bell'es. Seller Inventory # 22-0026

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FABLES CHOISIES, mises en vers par J.: Jean de la

Jean de la FONTAINE / OUDRY (ill.)

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About this Item: Paris, Nepveu libraire, 1822, XVI+212 pages, format à l'italienne 22x15cm. Nouvelle édition, ornée d'un frontispice et de planches gravées et réduites d'après Oudry. Avec notice sur J. de la Fontaine. Reliure moderne, carton entoilé, avec pièce de titre sur une peau orange. Seller Inventory # 5631

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DE LA FONTAINE J.

Published by Lausanne, Lacombe e Vincent 1792 (1792)

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About this Item: Lausanne, Lacombe e Vincent 1792, 1792. Vol. quattro in-16° gr. cm. 19, pp. LXXXVI-114-120-160-206 con 246 tav. f.t. più una con la numeraz. ripetuta ma differente nell'immagine. Legatura in mezza pelle ottocentesca con tassello ai dorsi. Nel complesso in buono stato. Seller Inventory # RM47743

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FABLES CHOISIES, MISES EN VERS PAR J.: LA FONTAINE Jean

LA FONTAINE Jean de (Château-Thierry, Champagne, 1621 - Parigi 1692)

Published by A LEIDEN, CHEZ ELIE LUZAC - CHEZ LUZAC & VAN DAMME, 1761-1775 (1775)

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About this Item: A LEIDEN, CHEZ ELIE LUZAC - CHEZ LUZAC & VAN DAMME, 1761-1775, 1775. Rilegato. Condition: molto buono. Bella e raffinata legatura francese in marocchino rosso, firmata e datata DURU 1858, ai piatti, triplice filleto in oro; dorsi con autore, titolo, numero di tomo ed leganti riquadri e fregi florelai impressi in oro, tagli dorati e marmorizzati, raffinate dentelle interne e sguardie marmorizzate. I volume, I tomo: 2 carte bianche; XXIV pagine numerate comprese incisione fuori testo all'antiporta, disegnata da Oudry e incisa da Winkeles nel 1787, frontespizio con titolo e ampia vignetta silografata; 4 pagine non numerate; 79 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima; 45 tavole fuori testo, incise su rame e bianche al verso; II Tomo: frontespizio; 2 pagine non numerate; 78 pagine numerate; 2 carte bianche; 50 tavole fuori testo, incise su rame e bianche al verso. II volume, III Tomo: 2 carte bianche; frontespizio con titolo e vignetta silografata; 4 pagine non numerate; 69 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima; 43 tavole fuori testo, incise su rame e bianche al verso. IV Tomo: 1 carta bianca; frontespizio con titolo e vignetta silografata; 6 pagine non numerate; 108 pagine numerate; 2 carte bianche; 45 tavole fuori testo, incise su rame e bianche al verso. Testo in lingua francese; all'interno, eleganti fregi silografati di gusto rocaille. In totale 183 tavole fuori testo, oltre a quella messa all'antiporta del I tomo. Due volumi contenenti i primi SOLI quattro tomi della celeberrima opera, gli ultimi due tomi, quindi un terzo volume qui mancante, vennero pubblicati undici anni dopo, nel 1786. Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni, dalla elegante legatura firmata e datata dal celebre legatore francese Duru, freschissimo l'interno, a pieni margini, con le tavole in nitida inchiostratura. Seller Inventory # 736

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Fables Choisies Mises En Vers Par J.: La Fontaine Jean

La Fontaine Jean De

Published by Chez L'auteur, Paris (1765)

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About this Item: Chez L'auteur, Paris, 1765. Demi cuir Noir. Condition: Bon État. Fessard (illustrator). 5 volumes (sur 6) en reliure demi cuir noir, dos ornés, 3 tranches dorées. Nouvelle Edition Gravée, en taille douce, les Figures par le Sr Fessard, le texte par le Sr Montulay, présentées au Roi, dédiées aux Enfans de France. Tome 2 : édition 1766, titre gravé, VIp, 102p, 40 fig. Tome 3: édition 1768, titre gravé, IVp, 95 p, 43 fig. Tome 4: édition 1768, titre gravé, 5p, 134p, 45 fig. Tome 5: édition 1774, titre gravé, 3p, 103p, 35 fig. Tome 6: édition 1775, titre gravé, 3p, 115p, 36 fig. Figures, Vignettes et culs de lampe gravés par Etienne Fessard d'aprés Bardin, Bidault, Meyer, Le Clerc, Caresme, Desrais, Quentin, Houel, Kobell, Monnet. Size: In8. Seller Inventory # 8831

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About this Item: Paris, 1765. Exempl. in einem altersgemäß guten Gesamtzust., geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich. Einbände berieben und mit Randläsuren. Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen. Buchrücken leicht ausgeblichen. Schnitt etwas angestaubt. Innen altersgemäß sehr gut erhalten(!). Saubere und altersgemäß insgesamt frische Exemplare. Zahlreiche schöne Stahlstich-Illustrationen. Weitere Fotos gerne auf Anfrage. Zahlreiche Illustrationen Französisch 2000g gr. 8° - groß Oktav (entspricht 22,5 - 25 cm) Ledereinband. Seller Inventory # 526554

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About this Item: .: Paris, Chez Des Lauriers, Md. de Papiers , rue Saint-Honoré, 1765 (Vol. I), 1766 (Vol. II), 1768 (Vol. III, Vol. IV), 1774 (Vol. V) , 1775 (Vol.VI), 6 vols in-8°, 193 x 121 mm , édition entièrement gravée, en tout 6 titres gravés, I frontispice et un deuxième titre gravé pour le volume I, 243 figures, 243 vignettes et 226 cul-de-lampe, en tout 723 pièces par Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Houël. (collation conforme Cohen 551). Reliure uniforme en plein maroquin rouge d'époque, dos lisse avec deux étiquettes en cuir vert, triple fillet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées, gardes en papier blue. Ex-libris gravé de '' Henry Callender ''. Quelques très petites et habiles restorations aux coiffes supérieures. Quoique Cohen considère cette édition comme médiocre en comparaison avec l'édition qui porte le nom de l'auteur, ceci est quand même une belle série avec des beaux tirages des nombreuses planches typiques pour le style du livre français du 18ième siècle. Seller Inventory # 33408

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Fables choisies mises en vers par J.: LA FONTAINE, Jean

LA FONTAINE, Jean de

Published by Chez l'Auteur, Paris (1765)

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About this Item: Chez l'Auteur, Paris, 1765. Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. Plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné et doré. Six volumes in-8 (190x122 mm), frontispice, titre gravé, lxxi-(1 bl.)-100 pages / vi-102 pages / iv-95 pages / (6)-134 pages / (4)-103 pages / (4)-115 pages et 243 planches . . Édition la plus richement illustrée des fables de La Fontaine imprimée au XVIIIème siècle et la seule entièrement gravée. En tout, 6 titres gravés, un frontispice, un fleuron au tome V, 243 figures, 243 vignettes et 226 culs-de- lampe, soit 723 pieces par Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Houël, Kobell, Leclere. Leprince, Loutherbourg, Meyer et Monnet (texte gravé par Montulay et Drouet). (Cohen). Bel exemplaire du premier tirage, celui qu'il faut avoir (cf. Cohen : "Il en existe une reimpression fort mediocre; il faut avoir soin de rejeter les exemplaires où le nom de Deslauriers papetier remplace celui de I'auteur"). Cohen [551/552] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION__________________ ____________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full calf, gilt flat spine. Six 8vo (190x122 mm), frontispiece, engraved title, lxxi-(1 bl.)-100 pages / vi-102 pages / iv-95 pages / (6)-134 pages / (4)-103 pages / (4)-115 pages and 243 plates . . First issue of the most richly illustrated edition of the fables of La Fontaine printed in the eighteenth century and the only fully engraved. A second poor (cf. Cohen : "impression fort médiocre) issue was published by Deslauriers. Very good copy of the first issue of this search edition Cohen [551/552] In 18 0g. Seller Inventory # E2429

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LA FONTAINE, J[ean] de (author) and Jean-Baptiste Oudry (artist)

Published by Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l'Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert-1759. (1755)

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About this Item: Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l'Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert-1759., 1755. Condition: Good. 249 plates only (of 275), engravings, many by Ouvrier, by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel, Lempereur and others, [c.1755-59], Paris, each c. 300 x 220mm., all trimmed just within the platemark, loose, unframed, (249).Various conditions, some occasional damp-staining, browning, abrasion and surface loss; handling creases, spotting and surface dirt." (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Books, pp. 16-20).Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 548-550. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 21. Seller Inventory # 51-1194

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La Fontaine J[ean] de

Published by Paris Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert 1755-1759 (1759)

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About this Item: Paris Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert 1755-1759, 1759. 4 volumes. First edition of this extraordinary work, considered to be one of the finest illustrated books ever produced in France, and considered by Ray to be "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books. Engraved frontispiece, and with the engraved portrait Oudry by Tardieu after de Largillière included in only some copies, and 275 engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel Lempereur and others. As well, there are over 200 very finely engraved vignettes, head- and tail-pieces by Lesueur after Bachelier. Large folio, 15 3/4 x 11 inches, bound in very handsome contemporary full calf, the boards framed with gilt double-ruled lines, the spine with wide bands creating gilt framed compartments, each double-gilt ruled and decorated in a floral motif including large central gilt flowers, two compartments with contrasting red and brown morocco labels gilt lettered, endpapers marbled and a.e.g. Vol. I: [4], xxx, xvii, 124pp. 70 plates, frontispiece engraving, portrait engraving of Oudry; Vol. II: [4], ii, 135pp. 68 plates; Vol. III: [4], 146 pp. 68 platers; Vol. IV: [4], ii, 188 pp. 69 plates A fine and handsome set, very well preserved with only light evidence of use or age, confined primarily to the tips or extremities and some very expert and unobtrusive restoration at the hinges. The plates and text-blocks generally very clean and fresh. RARE FIRST EDITION OF WHAT IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST FRENCH BOOKS OF ALL TIME AND ONE OF THE FINEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS EVER TO BE PRODUCED, ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS AND SUCCESSFUL EVER PRODUCED, AND THE ZENITH OF THE 18TH CENTURY DECORATED BOOK IN FRANCE. ‘THE FABLES of La Fontaine are known universally and exhibit the versatility and fecundity of the author's talent more fully than any of his other work. For his edition of THE FABLES, La Fontaine, the great French poet took inspiration from Aesop, Horace, Boccaccio and Ariosto and Tasso, Machiavelli's comedies, and Eastern stories that in his epoch were transmitted through translations from the Persian. The boldness of the politics is as much to be considered as the ingenuity of the moralizing, as the intimate knowledge of human nature displayed in the substance of the narratives, or as the artistic mastery shown in their form. Perhaps the best criticism ever passed upon La Fontaine's FABLES is that of Silvestre de Sacy, to the effect that they supply delights to three different ages: the child rejoices in the freshness and vividness of the story, the eager student of literature in the consummate art with which it is told, the experienced man of the world in the subtle reflections on character and life which it conveys. Nor has any one, with the exception of a few paradoxers.denied that the moral tone of the whole is as fresh and healthy as its literary interest is vivid. The book has therefore naturally become a standard French reader both at home and abroad. It is no small testimony to its merit that not even this use (or misuse) has interfered with its popularity. Oudry, (1686 - 1755) was one of the most famous artists of France. His artwork, designed for La Fontaine’s FABLES, the most famous production of the great French author is considered the most masterful interpretation of the most famous fabulist. He served both Louis XV and Louis Fagon (1680-1744), an Intendant des Finances and book collector. Oudry decorated his houses in Vanves and Fontenay-aux-Roses with arabesques, flowers and birds. Fagon was charged with reviving the fortunes of the tapestry manufactory of Beauvais, which had flourished under Colbert, and he gave the task to Oudry and his associate, Besnier, in 1734. Oudry succeeded in his tasks, becoming wealthy in the process. His success at Beauvais led to a further appointment as inspector at the Gobelins manufactory in 1736, where his works were copied as cartoons for tapestries. Through most of the 1730s, he concentrated mainly on producing des. Seller Inventory # 25720

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About this Item: Paris Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755. "This is one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books." LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables choisies. mises en vers par J. de la Fontaine. Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755. First edition. A large paper copy with leaves measuring 465 x 330 mm (18 3/8 x 13 inches). [iv], xxx, xviii, 124; [iv], ii, 135, [1 blank]; [iv], iv, 146; [iv], ii, 188 [2 blanks]. Complete with the engraved frontis, the extra engraved portrait of Oudry (found only in some copies) and 275 other engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Prevost, Chedel, Lempereur, and others, as well as numerous woodcut title vignettes, headpieces and tailpieces. The first plate for Fable CLXXII, "Le Singe et le Leopard" (facing p. 112 in Vol. III), is in the second state with the words "Le Leopard" on the banner. Four volumes handsomely bound in contemporary French mottled calf. Red and green morocco spine labels with rich gilt detailing, marbled end-papers and all edges marbled. Discrete repairs to the spine ends without rebacking. Internal contents are generally in excellent condition although with the occasional spot of foxing and with a few worm pinholes running through the blank margins. Front inner hinge of Volume IV cracked but holding and slight age-toning to text leaves in that volume.Bookplate of "John Drummond" in all four volumes and a second bookplate with the name illegible. After he became director of the Beauvais tapestry factory, Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1685-1755) began to amuse himself sketching subjects from La Fontaine's Fables. He made a total of 276 sketches between 1729 and 1735. The story of how they became the illustrations of the Fables of 1755 - 1759 is told in the "Avertissement de l'editeur" in Volume I by the publisher Montenault, who had bought the sketches. Ourdry's subjects being landscapes and animals, which he had drawn freely for his own enjoyment, Cochin undertook the responsibility of turning these freehand drawings into finished prints. Although Oudry's skill at portraying animals and his interpretation of La Fontaine's humor can hardly be surpassed, Cochin's sure and experienced hand did much to improve the original designs, particularly the figures. He redrew them, correcting the figures and background and supplying precise lines for the engravers. La Fontaine’s towering classic of French literature. "They are like a basket of strawberries. You begin by selecting the largest and best, but, little by little, you eat first one, then another, till at last the basket is empty," wrote the famed wit Madame de Sevigne. La Fontaine did not start writing full time until he was over thirty, but he would become one of the major figures in the French canon. His fables are his most well known and well regarded work -- he collected and adapted close to 240 of them. In early editions, La Fontaine drew chiefly from classical western sources, like Aesop and Phaedrus, but as the fables grew in popularity and he added more to them, he would draw from Eastern and Oriental stories as well as Continental ones. The Fables were first released on 1668, with the final 12th book published in 1694. ".La Fontaine became the greatest lyric poet of his time." (New York Review of Books) Cohen-de Ricci, 548-550. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 21. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 5. HBS 67332 $29,500. Seller Inventory # 67332

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About this Item: 4 in 2 Bdn. Folio (410 x 270 mm). Mit Portrait-Tafel Oudrys, nach N. de Largillière gest. von J. Tardieu, 1 Kupfertafel mit kleiner Portraitbüste La Fontaines von Charles-Nicolas Cochin fils und C. Baquoy sowie 274 Kupfertafeln [2 und 70, 68, 67 und 69], nach Oudry/Cochin radiert von Cochin, Chedel, Moitte, Tardieu, Lempereur, Aveline fils, Baquoy, Fessard, Flipart, Lebas, Legrand, Prévost u.a. Mit 209 teilweise grossen (Blumen-) Vignetten in Holschnitt nach Jean-Jacques Bachelier geschnitten von Vincent Le Sueur und Jean-Michel Papillon sowie 4 wiederholten Holzschnittvignetten auf den Titeln. [2] Bl. (Vortitel und Titel), XXX, XVIII S., 124 S.; [2] Bl., 2, IV, 146 S.; [2] Bl., 2, 188 S. Rote Maroquinbände d. Z. (422 x 295 mm), Rücken über 6 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit Doppelrahmen von je drei Fileten und floralen Eckstücken in Goldprägung, floraler Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt. Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert [pour] Desaint & Saillant, et Durand, 1755-59 [-Juin 1760]. Hier in zwei rote Maroquinbände gebundene Prachtausgabe in vier Foliobänden von La Fontaines 244 Fabeln, die "auf Grund der aussergewöhnlichen Qualität der Illustration und der Schönheit des Drucks eine Sonderstellung in der Geschichte des französischen Buchs einnimmt" (R. Gaucheron). Entgegen der häufig kolportierten Ansicht, wonach die in seiner Zeit als Direktor der Manufacture Royale de tapisserie in Beauvais 1729-34 entstandenen Vorlagen Jean-Baptiste Oudrys (1686-1755) vor allem als Illustrationsvorlagen für Gobelins entworfen wurden, entstanden sie viel eher im Hinblick auf eine geplante Buchpublikation. "Since the Oudry's series of drawings is complete, and thus includes many more obscure fables that would not have worked well as designs for tapestries, the artist must have intended the drawings to be engraved and published together from the start . This is also backed up by the fact that all of Oudry's drawings in black ink and white gouache on bluish paper comprise the same vertical, full-page format, and each one is self-contained and fully fashioned throughout the image to created an integral composition, suitable for engraved book illustrations" (Sarah R. Cohen). Oudry liess seine 275 Originalzeichnungen in zwei Foliobände binden - einer hat sich bis heute erhalten und wird in einer Privatsammlung gehütet, der andere wurde aufgelöst - und verkaufte sie schliesslich um 1750/51 an den Pariser Kunstmäzen und Sammler Jean-Louis Regnard de Montenault. Dieser liess die in Tinte und Gouache auf bläulichem Papier geschaffenen Originalvorlagen durch Charles Nicolas Cochin fils (1715-1790) nachzeichnen und von einem aus 42 Radierern bestehenden Team (inklusive Cochin) ab 1753 in Kupfer radieren. Oudrys/Cochins Darstellungen "present the fables as discrete pictorial scenes enacted by a range of animals large and small . The entire "chain of being", a concept much invoked in 17th- and 18th- century philosophy, found its way into the panoply of life that populates both the texts of La Fontaine's fables and Oudry's imaginative renditions of them" (Sarah R. Cohen). Auf die speziellen Begabungen der einzelnen Kupferstecher eingehend, fand eine gewisse thematische Aufteilung der Radierungen statt. So wurden beispeilsweise die allermeisten der architekurbestimmten Tafeln von dem für seine Präzission des Stichs hochgeschätzten Quentin-Pierre Chedel (1705-1763) gestochen. Cochins eigene massgebliche Mitarbeit bleibt im Buch unerwähnt; sein Name wird einzig als ausführender Stecher auf einigen Tafeln verzeichnet. Die nach Jean-Jacques Bachelier von Nicolas Le Sueur und Jean Baptiste Michel Papillon in Holzschnitt ausgeführten grossen Schlussvignetten wurden später als selbständige Folge in Metalltiefdruck durch Pierre-Philippe Choffard separat veröffentlicht. Interessante Ausführungen zum Frontispiz und zu den teilweise fast halbseitengrossen Holzschnittvignetten finden sich auf den Seiten 185-187 des vierten Bandes. Die Taf. Seller Inventory # B350632

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