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LA FONTAINE (Jean de).

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Fables choisies, mises en vers. A Paris, Chez l'Auteur [Fessard[, 1765-1768 (t. I-III), and A Paris, Chés Durand, Prault et Deslauriers, 1773 (t. IV), Chez l'Auteur [Fessard[, 1774-1775 (t. V-VI). Together 6 volumes in 8° (125 x 192 mm), red morocco, triple gilt fillet framing the covers, fleuron at the corners, smooth spine decorated, green morocco title-pieces, gilt edges (period binding). "New edition engraved in intaglio. The figures by sr Fessard. The text by sr Montulay [and Droüet]." Six engraved titles, a frontispiece, 243 figures, 243 vignettes and 226 culs-de-lampe by FESSARD. Cohen, 551; Rochambeau, 101. A BEAUTIFUL EXEMPLAIR IN RED ORIGINAL LEATHER OF THIS CELEBRATED EDITION ENTIRELY ENGRAVED IN INKLAY, THE MOST RICHLY ILLUSTRATED OF THE FABLES OF THE FOUNTAIN.

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