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LA FONTAINE Les Figures des Fables de La Fontaine...

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LA FONTAINE Les Figures des Fables de La Fontaine gravées par Simon et Coiny d'après les dessins du Sr Jce Vivier Paris, Simon et Coiny, s.d. (ca. 1785). 34 of 40 issues, in leaves in mute waiting folders, some with old handwritten notes and titles, or printed labels. Cohen, 553. Very rare and beautiful suite, printed on wove paper. This set contains an engraved title, repeated 5 times, and 202 (out of 274) figures engraved after Vivier, in the first edition, before the numbering. According to Vivier, these figures were engraved separately from the text, which was printed at 500 copies. This engraved text was stopped after the first fables, according to Cohen pp. 1 to 76, but our set contains pp. 1 to 88 (except pp. 27 to 25 of the missing 4th issue). Missing issues 4, 10, 16, 18, 21, 25.

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