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La Fontaine, Jean de
CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. AMSTERDAM [I.E. PARIS], 1762
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
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48
La Fontaine, Jean de
CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. AMSTERDAM [I.E. PARIS], 1762
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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La Fontaine, Jean de
CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. AMSTERDAM [I.E. PARIS], 1762
2 volumes, 8vo (179 x 115mm.), half-titles, engraved portraits of La Fontaine and of Eisen, 80 engraved plates after Eisen, 4 vignettes and 53 culs-de-lampe by Choffard, CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, triple gilt fillet border, flat spines gilt, gilt edges, endleaves of white paper with gilt stars
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Provenance

Clarence McK. Lewis, sale, Parke-Bernet, 28 October 1954, lot 345, extract from sale catalogue loosely inserted

Literature

Cohen-De Ricci 558; Rochambeau, Contes 79

Catalogue Note

A fine copy of the "Fermiers Généraux" edition, with the first printing of these plates, considered to be Eisen's best work. This copy has the plates "Le Cas de Conscience", "Le Diable de Papefiguiere" and "Le Féronde" in their uncovered state.

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