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JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

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Fables

LA FONTAINE’S FABLES, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND LAVISHLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH MORE THAN 300 ENGRAVINGS

LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables. Paris, 1873. Two volumes extended to three.

Beautifully illustrated edition of La Fontaine’s famous fables, with frontispiece portrait and 12 engraved plates in double-suite by renowned French illustrators, number 78 of only 110 sets produced. This set lavishly extra-illustrated with over 300 illustrations from other editions of this classic work by such esteemed artists as Oudry, Lerat, Percier, Delierre, and others. Handsomely bound in three quarto volumes with inlaid morocco designs of animals from the fables by renowned French Art Nouveau bookbinder Charles Meunier. $4500.

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Tales And Novels

"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.

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Contes et Nouvelles

CHARLES MARTIN'S ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF LA FONTAINE

(MARTIN, Charles, illustrator) LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Contes et Nouvelles. Paris, 1930. Two volumes.

Illustrated limited edition, number 2146 of 1500 copies on Velin d'Alfa Navarre paper (from a total edition of 3500), of La Fontaine's "light love stories" in verse, with 64 full-page illustrations (32 in color; some mildly erotic) by Art Deco artist Charles Martin, handsomely bound by Bennett of New York. $1600.

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Tales And Novels

“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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