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|Named Person:||Jean de La Fontaine|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jean de La Fontaine; Jean-Baptiste Oudry; Charles Nicolas Cochin; M Aubert; J J Bachelier; Charles-Philippe de Monthenault d'Egly
|Notes:||Vol. 1: xxx, xviii, 124 p.,  plates; v. 2:ii, 135 p.,  plates; v. 3: iv, 146 p.,  plates; v. 4: ii, 188 p.  plates.
Plates redrawn for the engravings by Nicholas Cochin from paintings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, engraved by C.N. Cochin, M. Aubert and others. Includes woodcut floral head and tail pieces from drawings by J.J. Bachelier.
Vol. 1 includes as a frontispiece an allegorical portrait of La Fontaine designed by J.B. Oudry and engraved by C.N. Cochin, and, following the dedication, a plate containing a portrait of Oudry, engraved by J. Tardieu after a painting done by N. de Largillière in 1729.
Vol. 1 includes "Advertissement de l'éditeur" (a bibliographic history of the Fables, p. iii-viii), and "Vie de la Fontaine" (p.ix-xxx).
Contemporary leather binding with gilt on the spine, in excellent condition.
Edited by C.P. de Monthenault d'Égly.
|Description:||4 volumes : illustrations (engravings) ; 42 cm (fol.)|
|Responsibility:||par J. de la Fontaine.|