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Fables Choisies by Jean de La Fontaine - Hardcover - 1727 - from Rooke Books and

Fables Choisies

by Jean de La Fontaine

Condition: GOOD ONLY due to

- A Amsterdam - Chez Zacharie Chatelain, 1727 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. Parts III, IV and V of Jean de La Fontaine's famous Fables. In the original French. Illustrated throughout, with over one hundred beautifully engraved vignettes as headers for each fable. Illustrations are engraved by theAntwerp engraverHenrik Cause and are modelled after drawings by Francois Chauveau. de La Fontaine's Fables are known universally as they showcase his versatility and fecundity as an author. His fables derived from those byAesop and Horace, which he rendered into short and simple verses easily memorised by children. His fables earned royal patronage and display deep insights into human nature. Lacking parts I and II of this five part series. So three out of the five parts present. Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. His Fables provided a model for the subsequent fabulists. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, worn, boards are detached. Backstrip suffers small loss to head and tail as well as lacking spine label. Some rubbing to spine also. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to missing boards..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 050854
  • Title: Fables Choisies
  • Author: Jean de La Fontaine
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - GOOD ONLY due to
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: - A Amsterdam - Chez Zacharie Chatelain
  • Date published: 1727


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