Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
La Fontaine, Jean de (1621-1695)
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers.

Paris: Chez l'Auteur [Étienne Fessard] Graveur Ordinaire du Cabinet du Roy, 1765-1775.

Six octavo volumes engraved throughout with six engraved titles, 243 engraved plates by a number of artists, including Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Houël, Kobell, Leclère, Leprince, Loutherbourg, Meyer et Monnet, and hundreds of vignettes, the text engraved by Montulay and Drouët; lacking one leaf of contents in the first volume; bound in full contemporary sponge-decorated parchment, gilt tooled and lettered spines, marbled endleaves, sponge-decorated edges, 8 1/4 x 5 in. (6)

Cohen 551; Rochambeau Fables 101; Tchemerzine, III, p. 876.