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LA FONTAINE, Jean de
Contes et nouvelles en vers
Amsterdam: [Paris: Barbou], 1762. Masterpiece of Rococo Illustration, with Eighty-Two Engraved Plates LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Contes et nouvelles en vers . Amsterdam: [i.e., Paris: David Jeune], 1762. The "Fermiers GÈnÈraux" edition. Two octavo volumes (7 x 4 1/2 inches; 175 x 113 mm). xiv, [2], [1]-268, [2, table], [2, blank]; [x], 306, [2, blank, [3, table], [1, blank] pp. With a frontispiece portrait in each volume and 80 engraved plates. Volume I with frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine by Fiquet after Rigault, and thirty-nine plates after Charles by Aliamet (two), Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse (two), de Longueil (seven), Flipart, Le Mire (nine), Lempereur, Leveau, Ouvrier, and unsigned (thirteen). Volume II with frontispiece portrait of Charles Eisen by Fiquet after VisprÈ and forty-one plates after Eisen by Aliamet (two), Delafosse, de Longueil (fourteen), Flipart, Le Mire (nine), Lemereur, Leveau, and unsigned (twelve). Additionally, numerous engraved vignettes, including a vignette on each title-page. This copy has the plates "Le Cas de Conscience" (facing VII, p. 143) and "Le Diable de PapefiguiËre" (facing VII, p. 149) both in uncovered state. Contemporary full red French morocco, triple-ruled in gilt. Gilt floral corner devices. Spines stamped in gilt. Each volume with two black morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Board edges gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Count of Limur, with motto: "Pour fidelement tenir," on front pastedown of each volume. Boards with a bit of scuffing and rubbing. Outer hinges … [Click Below for Full Description]
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