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La Fontaine - FABLES CHOISIES copperplates 1727-1728
[E74236]

£140.00

Author: La Fontaine, Jean de (1621-1695)
Title: FABLES CHOISIES. Mises en vers par Monsieur de La Fontaine. Et par lui revues, corrigées & augmentées de nouveau.
PlacePub: Amsterdam
Publisher: Zacharie Chatelain
Date: 1727-1728
Illustrations: Copperplates (129 half-page engravings of 237) by Henri Cause, fine plates well printed and clear.

Duodecimo roan spined marbled boards (tips worn). The 7 Books of Fables in Five Parts here incomplete and bound in one volume. Has 3 of 5 Titlepages but the 3rd has been moved to the beginning and has had "Premiere partie" inked over, 3 indices of 4 are present. The Life of Aesop incomplete as are some of the fables, but most of those included have text complete although several are bound out of order. The book is cropped at fore-edge usually the first letters of lines are touched but not illegible but many page numbers are affected. Most plates have frame-lines still visible. Four pages with tear outs affecting text but not engravings, some old paper repairs. *Poor copy offered for the fine PLATES by Henri Cause which are well printed, detailed and charming (Rochambeau 67).

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