1759 Rare French Book - Fables choisies, mises en vers par monsieur De la Fontaine avec la vie d'Esope.
Author : Jean de La Fontaine
Title : Fables choisies, mises en vers par monsieur De la Fontaine avec la vie d'Esope. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Amsterdam, Aux Dépens de la Compagnie, 1759.
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : xxxvi-408 pages.
Binding : Very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, name of a previous owner on top of title page - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 400)
The book : Rare and attractive French 18th century edition of Jean de La Fontaine Fables.
The author : Jean de La Fontaine (8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.
After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since. Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the writer, as well as later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps.
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