The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine

The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine

The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine

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New York: Hurst & Co., N.D. (ca 1890's). 557 pp. Second American edition. 8 1/2 x 11". Green cloth over gilt illustrated boards, gilt decorated spine which has some wear to top and bottom edges, all edges gilt, cover edges worn with slight indentation on bottom of front cover, bookplate and previous owner's name on front paste-down endpaper, over 250 illustrations, some ink stains within. Very good condition. (Milan, 283).

Originally published in French in 1668, this edition in English is profusely illustrated by Gustave Dore. While the title page indicates there is an essay on Fontaine's life and works and the life of Aesop, the Phrygian, these are not present in this edition.

Publisher
Hurst & Co.
Binding
Hardcover