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JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

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“PLAYFULLY CAPRICIOUS”

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.

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“PLAYFULLY CAPRICIOUS”

LA FONTAINE, Jean de. The Tales And Novels. London, 1903. Two volumes.

Limited illustrated edition, number 20 of only 250 copies, of La Fontaine’s ribald retellings of comic Italian tales, with a hand-colored frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine and nine engraved illustrations, each in two states, one on Japan vellum. Handsomely bound. $1200.

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