Lot 47
  • 47

LA FONTAINE, FABLES CHOISIES, PARIS, 1755-1759, 4 VOLUMES IN RED MOROCCO

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40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Fables choisies, mises en vers. Tome premier (-quatrieme). Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant, and Durand, 1755-1759
4 volumes, folio (501 x 330mm.), one of 100 copies on papier impérial d'Auvergne, half-titles, engraved frontispiece portrait of Oudry, additional engraved frontispiece portrait of Oudry by Tardieu after Largilliere bound after half-title, 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 first (unlettered) state, CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO GILT BY DEROME, WITH HIS TICKET, triple gilt fillet border, spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges, 2 buckram slipcases, some deckle edges, frontispiece slightly creased, occasional light foxing, corners and spines slightly rubbed, spines slightly faded, a few covers slightly spotted
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