1805 Rare French Book - Illustrated Fables & Mythology - Le Fablier du Second Age.
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Author: Florian, de Boisard, Drobecq, Aubert, Blanchard, Perrault, and many more.
Title: Le fablier du second age, ou choix de fables à la portée des adolescens; avec des explications morales et des notes, tirées de l'histoire, de la mythologie et de l'histoire naturelle; et orné d'une gravure pour chaque fable.
Publisher: A Paris, Chez Le Prieur, Libraire, An XIII (1805).
Language: Text in French.
Size: 6.5 " X 4 ".
Pages: 214 pages.
Binding: Good half calf leather binding (hinges worn but tight, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content: Good content (tight, some light foxing and staining - as shown, including a nice manuscript ex-praemio folding letter at the beginning of the book - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 16 beautiful full-page plates (1 frontispiece and 15 including 4 fable subjects on each of them).
The book: A remarkable collection titled LE FABLIER DU SECOND AGE, this anthology brings together a selection of fables tailored for adolescents. The book not only offers the tales themselves but also provides moral explanations and notes drawn from history, mythology, and natural history. This edition, adorned with intricate engravings for each fable, is a testament to the rich tradition of French fable-telling and the educational value they held for young readers.
The authors: This anthology brings together the works of several renowned French authors and fabulists, including Florian, de Boisard, Drobecq, Aubert, Blanchard, Perrault, and many others. Each of these writers has contributed to the rich tapestry of French literature, particularly in the realm of fables, which have been cherished for generations.
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