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FABLES DE LA FONTAINE: Publiees par D. Jouaust avec l'Eloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort by  Jean de La Fontaine - Hardcover - 1885 - from johnson rare books & archives (SKU: 72384)

FABLES DE LA FONTAINE: Publiees par D. Jouaust avec l'Eloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort

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FABLES DE LA FONTAINE: Publiees par D. Jouaust avec l'Eloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort

by La Fontaine, Jean de

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Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1885. Hardcover. Very good. Told in an elegant style, Jean de la Fontaine's (1621-95) charming animal fables depict sly foxes and scheming cats, vain birds and greedy wolves, all of which subtly express his penetrating insights into French society. Illustrated with drawings by Louise Emile Adan and etchings by Paul Edme Le Rat. Small octavo, two volumes. In one-half brown morocco over marbled paper bindings, with gilt stamping, five raised bands, marbled endpapers, and a ribbon marker. The original wrappers are bound in. Some minor scuffing to the boards; otherwise very good.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
72384
Title
FABLES DE LA FONTAINE: Publiees par D. Jouaust avec l'Eloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort
Author
La Fontaine, Jean de
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Librairie des Bibliophiles
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1885
Keywords
Mythology, Folklore, Fables, French Literature, Fine Binding
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wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
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