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FONTAINE, Jean de la
1746 Fables FONTAINE French Aesop Poetry Coste 200+ Illustrated Chauveau 2v SET
Paris: unkown, 1746. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. Jean de la Fontaine was without question, the most widely read 17th-century fabulist, and perhaps could be rivaled only by Aesop himself. He wrote for what he intended to be a sophisticated French audience; however, his stories provided important lessons on morality for children and adults alike. Many of Fontaine's fables were adapted from those of Aesop and Phaedrus; though he did take liberties to make them his own. This 1746 Paris edition is notable for the inclusions of new commentary by Pierre Coste and over 200 illustrations by Chauveau! This edition is the first edition to feature these impressive illustrations.
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