One of Only 20 Sets — Splendidly Bound
La Fontaine, Jean
Louis. Oeuvres complettes de J. La Fontaine.... A Paris: de l'imprimerie
de Crapelet, Chez Lefèvre, libraire, 1814. 8vo. 6 vols.
Binding: Full crimson morocco,
round spines with five raised bands (unsigned, and of a later date than the text).
Spine gilt extra, two spine compartments reserved for
gilt-lettered author, volume number, and contents (i.e., "Fables," "Contes").
Covers with gilt fillet borders; wide gilt inner dentelles; marbled endpapers.
All edges very brightly gilt. Luscious.
Brunet, III, 748; Gordon N. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated
17001914. Bound as above, in excellent condition, and with wide margins.
foxing of the kind and degree you can see in our illustrations above. A
fine set of a scarce and beautiful edition.
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