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Jean de LA FONTAINE & Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard GRANDVILLE Fables de La Fontaine

Jean de LA FONTAINE & Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard GRANDVILLE

Fables de La Fontaine

H. Fournier, Paris 1838, In-8 (15x23,5cm), 292pp. et 312pp., 2 volumes reliés.


Edition illustrated frontispiece of a title shot china and 240 inset wood by Grandville.
Binders half shagreen emerald time. back smooth decorated with rockeries irons and irons monastic head. Title and volume number gilded. Light slot 0.5cm head on the lower joint of Volume 2. Friction on the boards. 2 corners bumped. end cover page of volume 1 with torn lack. A few scattered spots in the margins and on serpentes but remained well on paper white. Good copy with pretty decorative well back.
one of the best artist's productions in the personification of animals.

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