Publisher:Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet, Boston, 1841
Illustrator:Grandville, J. J.
Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet, 1841, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Second, Illustrated By: Grandville, J. J.
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Two-volume set translated from the French by Elizur Wright, Jr., Volume I does not specify edition, but Volume II is Second Edition stated. Three-quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, spine gilt decorated with five raised bands, gilt stamped lettering, all edges gilt in very good condition, decorated end papers, two-page extra engraved illustrated title page, illustrated by J. J. Grandville; Volume I, xlvii, 245 pages, Index; Volume II, 339 pages. Both volumes have previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down (a large and not particularly attractive bookplate), light wear at corners, with Vol. I top front corner and Vol. II top back corner scarped a little, Vol. II also has wear at bottom of front board next to spine. Interior is bright and clean, binding tight. La Fountaine (1621 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe. Illustrator: Grandville, J. J.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010190.