Garnier, Hardcover (Half Vellum), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Early, Illustrated By: Grandville
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE. Fables, Paris: Garnier Freres, undated (mid-1800s). Heavy quarto, early edition, pp. xxxii, 663, marbled boards three-quarter-bound in vellum with illustrated backstrip, top edge tinted red, text in French, illustrations by J.J. Grandville (Jean-Ignace-Julien Gerard). "In these designs, the most popular he ever drew, Grandville presents La Fontaine's beasts acting like men and sometimes costumed like them (Gordon Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 191)." Condition of this book: Vellum and preliminary leaves darkened, else fine. Size: Quarto. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Grandville. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Children; France; 19th century; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54393.