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Contes et Nouvelles en vers de Jean de La Fontaine. Without place or edition, 1777, 2 vols. 8°, XIV-200-13-[2], VII-[1]-286 p.; 83 h.-t., serpents (complete with the Avis au relieur (13 p.) and the feuille d'avis du placement, qqs. ff. lég. brunis). Slightly later binding in full brown basane, smooth spines with gilt fillets and title and tome pieces (spines restored). Counterfeit of the Fermiers Généraux edition, illustrated with a portrait of La Fontaine after Rigault engraved by Macret after Ficquet, 2 frontispieces signed "Vidal direxit", 2 title vignettes, 2 headbands and 80 off-texts, inverted, by Eisen and 42 caps by Choffard. The figure of the "Case of Conscience" is covered. The text is not framed, contrary to what Cohen mentions.