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FABLES CHOISIES Mises en Vers. Par M. de la Fontaine. Tome Premier. Contenant la Vie d'Esope, & les I. II. & III. Livres des Fables. Tome Second. Contenant les IV. V. & VI. Livres
Paris:: Chez Charles Osmont,. 1709.. 12mo. Vol I: a4 2a4 e4 i8 o4 u4 A - S8/4. Vol II: ยน4 A - S8/4 T8. 2 volumes (; [6], 229, [5] pp).. Modern deep brown quarter-goat binding with marbled paper boards. Red edgestain.. Bindings - Fine. Text block - Nr Fine.. La Fontaine, "the greatest of Fabulists" [EB 11th], was not known for steady work and was content to spend most of his life as the pensioner of wealthy patrons. While both feckless & absent minded, he was also of keen intelligence and a poetic genius. . Title page device. Headpieces; tailpieces. 118 copperplate vignettes (one beginning each fable) by Francois Chauveau [1613 - 1676].
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