"A LOVER OF NATURE, OF KEEN INTELLIGENCE, POWER OF OBSERVATION AND POETIC GENIUS"
LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Tales And Novels. London, circa 1889. Two volumes.
Limited illustrated edition, one of an unknown limitation, of La Fontaine’s ribald retellings of comic Italian tales, featuring 123 hand-colored engravings (85 by Charles Eisen). Handsomely bound by Root & Son. $2000.