SKU: 010190 Category:


Fables of La Fontaine
Book #: 010190

Author: La Fontaine, Jean de and Wright, Jr., Elizur [translator]
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Elizur Wright, Jr. and Tappan and Dennet
Place: Boston
Year: 1841
Edition: Second Edition

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
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. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 010190.