FABLES CHOISES DE LA FONTAINE. J.-J.. Grandville, Jean-Ignance-Julien Gerard, Jean de La Fontaine.
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FABLES CHOISES DE LA FONTAINE.

Paris: Librairie Garnier Freres.

"Edition Illustree". Original published in 1838, this a later (undated) and a bit smaller edition. 8vo. (iv), xviii, 306p. With 150 wood cut illustrations by Grandville. Notes and life of the author by L. S. Auger. In a prize binding by Bickers of full brown calf with marbled endpapers and marbled text block edges, the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the upper cover with large gilt school crest. About fine with a bit of scratching to rear cover. Item #22575

"In these designs, the most popular he ever drew, Grandville presents La Fontaine's beasts acting like men and sometimes costumed like them." (Ray. The Art of the French Illustrated Books. No. 191.).

Price: $350.00