RICHLY ILLUSTRATED BY "THE LAST GREAT ROMANTIC ILLUSTRATOR"
(DORÉ, Gustave, illustrator) LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables of La Fontaine. London and New York, 1868.
Early edition of Gustave Doré’s illustrations for La Fontaine’s famous Fables, told with "a semi-pagan sentiment for nature," with frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine and 86 wonderful full-page wood-engravings and 243 in-text vignettes. Handsomely bound in full contemporary morocco. $2500.