DE HOOGHE, ROMEYNE. 1645-1708. LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE. 1621-1695.  Contes et nouvelles en vers.  Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685.

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Lot 34
DE HOOGHE, ROMEYNE. 1645-1708.
LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE. 1621-1695.
Contes et nouvelles en vers. Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685.

Sold for US$ 701 inc. premium
DE HOOGHE, ROMEYNE. 1645-1708.
LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE. 1621-1695. Contes et nouvelles en vers. Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685.
2 volumes in 1. 12mo (160 x 110 mm). Additional etched pictorial titles, and 58 half-page etched illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving original spine and endpapers, later headbands, blank margin of first text leaf torn, some soiling and spotting to text throughout.
Provenance: Catherine Robinson (ownership inscription, 1760); purchased from Maggs Bros, London.

FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, THE RARE FIRST STATE, with 11 text lines on page 211 of vol. 1 and 17 text lines on the first page of the Preface to vol. II. With dark, rich impressions of the plates. Brunet III:758-9; Landwehr De Hooghe 62; Tchemerzine III:859-860.
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