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EISEN Contes et nouvelles en vers

EISEN

Jean de LA FONTAINE

Contes et nouvelles en vers

S.n., A Amsterdam 1764, in-8 (12,5x20,5cm), 2 volumes reliés.


First Edition. The first and most beautiful of all fakes made of the famous edition of the Farmers-General, and the masterpiece of Eisen. It is beautifully illustrated with 80 figures by Eisen (40 per volume on strong paper), re-engraved for the occasion by Boilly (some are unsigned). 60 tail-lamp, some copied from those of Choffard. Editing is also adorned with a portrait of La Fontaine by Rigaud engraved by Savart, 2 florets title, one signed by C. Boily, 2 vignettes drawn apart, one vignette top of each volume.
Full sheepskin blond marbled late nineteenth elegant pastiche of eighteenth binding. Back tooled raised. Part of title and volume number in brown morocco with wheels. Double fillet border on covers. Two light gaps along the upper jaw of Volume I (rubbed). Upper jaw of Volume II partially cracked. A slot at the top of Volume I. A lack on upper cover of Volume II. Coins of Volume II blunted. Some spots scattered. Some prints have a brown shadow on the sidelines because of serpentes, which were removed. Despite some flaws binding, good copy, well anchored draw.
While in the seventeenth, it tasted rather the fables of La Fontaine, and that it is through them that the author also has integrated our literary pantheon, it was not the same in the eighteenth, if not the reverse; ie they laid on top of Fables, Tales and news to, editing Farmers General bears eloquent testimony. The nineteenth garaged in turn Tales in the shadow prudishness. Indeed, lightness, licentiousness, smut, sometimes the "indecency found in the eighteenth fertile home. Today One wonders by what bizarre tales are not as read as fables. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

600 €

Réf : 41614

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