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CONTES ET NOUVELLES En Vers.

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CONTES ET NOUVELLES En Vers.

by La Fontaine, Jean de; Fermiers General

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A Amsterdam [i.e. Barbou, Paris]:, 1762 Two Volumes. pp. xiv, [2], 268, [2], 8; [2], viii, [2], 306, [4], [9]-16 + Plus a remarkable group of elegant engravings, including: Two frontispieces by Fiquet, after Rigault and Vispre; over fifty vignettes and culs-de-lamp by Choffard; and 80 full-page plates after Eisen by - Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, de Longueil, Flipart, Le Mire, Lempereur. Leveau, Ourvrier, et. al. One plate is apparently from a different copy. 12mo (in 8s). 185 mm. Attractive contemporary French red morocco gilt bindings, with only very slight defects. First Edition. The world famous tales and fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695), neatly printed in verse, are joined by a 'Dissertation sur la Joconde' by Nicolas Boileau Despreaux (1636-1711); and the best work of the great illustrators & engravers Charles Eisen (1720-1778) and Pierre-Philippe Choffard (1730-1809). Justly considered one of the greatest examples of French rococo illustration. The Fermiers Generaux, an entrepreneurial financial association responsible for gathering and banking certain kinds of taxes, commissioned this edition of La Fontaine's zesty tales. Determined that the book should be the best of its kind, they allowed their agent, the Chevalier d'Agincourt, unlimited resources. It is still provocative to consider that patronage of the arts by this new plutocracy produced the greatest monument and triumph of this renowned age of illustration. See: Cohen-de Ricci 558-571; Ray. 'Art of the French Illustrated Book' p. 54-56; Holloway. 'French Rococo Book Illustration' pp. 21-24; & Etc. THE IMMORTAL FERMIERS GENERAL EDITION OF THE TALES OF LA FONTAINE. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! SAFE ADD 1. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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Bookseller
THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
R74010
Title
CONTES ET NOUVELLES En Vers.
Author
La Fontaine, Jean de; Fermiers General
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
A Amsterdam [i.e. Barbou, Paris]:
Date published
1762
Keywords
FRANCE ILLUSTRATED ENGRAVING TALES FABLES BINDING
Bookseller catalogs
FRENCH / FRANCE;
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Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.

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