LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE) Fables choisies mises en vers, 4 vol.
Lot 722
LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE) Fables choisies mises en vers, 4 vol.
Sold for £3,240 (US$ 5,376) inc. premium
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LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE)
Fables choisies mises en vers, 4 vol., half-titles, engraved portrait frontispiece and 275 plates after J.B. Oudry ("Le singe et le leopard" in second, lettered, state), wood-engraved title vignettes and head- and tail-pieces by Lesueur after Bachelier, occasional (generally moderate) spotting to plates, occasional moderate browning of text leaves, bookplates of Edward Arnold and Thomas Westwood, contemporary French "veau fauve" in the style of Derome, gilt triple fillet border, spine gilt within 7 compartments, red morocco lettering-pieces, g.e., moderate wear to extremities with some chipping at head and tail of spines [Cohen-de Ricci 548; BN 339], folio (418 x 295mm.), Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1755-79
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