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La Fontaine, Jean de
La Fontaine's Fables Now First Translated From the French by Robert Thompson
Paris: Chenu, Libraire, au Palais Royal, Galerie des Offices, 1806. First Edition. 3/4 leather. Very good +. 3/4 leather with marbled boards, all edges gilt, frontis piece of Fontaine, volumes individually paginated, each with there own contents pages. First 2 volumes have finely engraved plates with decorative borders, engraved tailpieces. Last 2 volumes no illustrations, engraved tailpieces (yes). 4 vols.-in-1. -- Light rubbing to the spine and outer extremities. -- No other notable defects. --. "Jean de La Fontaine collected fables from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Eastern, and adapted them into French free verse. They were issued under the general title of Fables in several volumes from 1668 to 1694 and are considered classics of French literature".-wikipedia.
Bookseller: Lonesome Water Books [United States]
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