Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
[DORAT, CLAUDE-JOSEPH.] Fables Nouvelles. [4], xxii, 176, [4], [177]-309, [3] pages, including 2 engraved frontispieces, 2 additional titles, and 198 head- and tailpieces after Pierre-Clément Marillier. 2 volumes in one. 8vo, 230x145 mm, later 19th-century green morocco handsomely gilt by Cuzin with lacework border on covers and similarly decorated red morocco doublures; minor foxing in blank outer margin of first frontispiece, occasional light dampstains in upper margins in second half of volume, faint dampstain in upper inner corner of last few leaves, contents otherwise generally clean. Bookplates of Robert Hoe, Cortlandt F. Bishop, and Mary S. Collins. The Hague & Paris: Delalain, 1773[-75]

Additional Details

Second printing of the first volume. Cohen-de Ricci 313 ("le chef d'oeuvre de Marillier"); Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 43.