LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

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LA FONTAINE (Jean de).
Fables choisies, mise en vers [...]. Paris, Chez l'Auteur [Fessard], 1765-1775. 6 volumes in-8, red morocco, triple gilt fillet, ornate smooth spine, green titles and tomaison, interior roulette, gilt edges (period binding). Famous and attractive Fessard edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, 6 engraved titles, 243 figures, 243 vignettes and 226 culs-de-lampe by Barbin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Houël, Kobell, Leclère, Leprince, Loutherbourg, Meyer and Monnet, engraved in intaglio by Fessard. Text engraved by Montulay and Drouet. Copy in contemporary red morocco. It is of the correct edition, with the title pages bearing the author's name, except for that of volume IV. Engraved armorial bookplate E. L. d'Olier. Small defect to a spine in Volume II, not serious. Spine a little faded.
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