Contes et Nouvelles. Jean de La Fontaine.
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles
Contes et Nouvelles

Contes et Nouvelles

Amsterdam: none listed, 1745. Hardcover. Full green leather with elaborate and extensive gilt tooling, devices and designs. Five raised bands with extensive tooling and devices in the compartments. Marbled End-papers, all edges gilt. Vol. 1: 224 pp. + 2 pp. Table of Contents. Vol. 2: 268 pp. + 2 pp. Table of Contents. Both volumes are extra-illustrated with the plates from the 1820 edition of this book, published in Paris with 75 plates and a portrait. The title-page from this 1820 edition is bound in front of the Amsterdam title-page in Volume 1. VG+. Item #165276

A stunning and importnt set of this. As per Worldcat, probably a re-issue of the 1743 edition, with a new title-page; imprint place probably fictitious, given in Mansell 311:389 as [Paris, Barraud et David jeune] Cf. Rochambeau, Bibliographie, II, 522; not in Weller./ With added engraved title in vol. 1, by Lebas./ The vignettes are generally by Cochin; however, in this copy, three of them are by Larmesin after Lancret (v. 1: p. 69 and 71; vol. 2: p. 81)--Compare Rochambeau and Mansell./ "Dissertation sur La Joconde à Monsieur B*** par M. Boileau Despreaux," vol. 1, p. 201-224; "Vie de La Fontaine, " vol. 1, xiv page. Bindings are stunning, from the shop of THIERRY sc. de Petit-Simier, with a signature stamp in both volumes inside the front cover along the base. Extensively extra-illustrated with the plates of the 1820 edition, which are not included in the above pagination.

OCLC: 5780165

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