ENGRAVING - DUPLAT PROCESS LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE) Fables, 2 vol., 1811

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ENGRAVING - DUPLAT PROCESS LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE) Fables, 2 vol., 1811

£ 400 - 600
US$ 550 - 830
ENGRAVING - DUPLAT PROCESS
LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE) Fables, 2 vol., 266 engraved vignettes after Oudry by M. Duplat, occasional light browning, top corner of first title torn away, contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracked, upper cover first volume just holding [Ray, France, 175], 12mo, Paris, A.A. Renouard, 1811

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  • Duplat's newly devised method of relief engraving on stone for book illustrations was unwieldy and this work is the sole example of the process.
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