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La Fontaine, Jean de.
FABLES CHOISIES, MISES EN VERS. TOME PREMIER (-QUATRIEME). PARIS: CHARLES-ANTOINE JOMBERT FOR DESAINT & SAILLANT AND DURAND, 1755-1759
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2,0003,000
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La Fontaine, Jean de.
FABLES CHOISIES, MISES EN VERS. TOME PREMIER (-QUATRIEME). PARIS: CHARLES-ANTOINE JOMBERT FOR DESAINT & SAILLANT AND DURAND, 1755-1759
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,400 GBP
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La Fontaine, Jean de.
FABLES CHOISIES, MISES EN VERS. TOME PREMIER (-QUATRIEME). PARIS: CHARLES-ANTOINE JOMBERT FOR DESAINT & SAILLANT AND DURAND, 1755-1759
4 volumes, folio (432 x 284mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait of Oudry, woodcut head- and tailpieces by Bachelier, 275 plates by Oudry engraved by Aubert, Aveline and others, plate for "Le singe et le léopard" in its lettered state, contemporary mottled calf, triple gilt fillet border, spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges, plate for fable CXV torn and repaired at foot (not affecting image), small repairs to bindings, some hinges repaired, vol.1 rebacked retaining original spine, extremities rubbed, joints cracking
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Literature

Cohen-de Ricci 548; Rochambeau, Fables 86; Michel, Cochin 198; Ray 5

Catalogue Note

Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) prepared the artwork for this edition of La Fontaine between 1729 and 1734. He was renowned for his paintings of animals, many of which were based on the menagerie at Versailles.

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