1890 Scarce COLOR illustrated French Book ~ FABLES de Jean de LA FONTAINE
Author : LA FONTAINE, Jean de.
Title : Fables de La Fontaine. Édition annotée à l`usage de la jeunesse.
Publisher : Paris, Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Emile Guérin, no date (circa 1890's). First thus.
Language : Text in French
Size : 6 "X 4 "
Pages : 284 pages
Binding : Very good and very attractive gilt illustrated hardcover binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content : Very good content (bright, some rare foxing and staining - as shown)
Illustrations : Complete with all the full page color and intext illustrations by De Hadamar and Desandré. This edition with La Fontaine's portrait as frontis illustration.
Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 200)
The book : Scarce color illustrated french edition of La Fontaine's Fables.
The author : Jean de La Fontaine (8 September 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.
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1890 Scarce COLOR illustrated French Book ~ FABLES de Jean de LA FONTAINE Price List