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Title:Fables of La Fontaine
Item ID:DH00-010190
Publisher:Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet, Boston, 1841
Illustrator:Grandville, J. J.
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
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.
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