Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper used but otherwise clean with just occasional spots. Overall: GOOD. Book, A scarce two volume set of the fables of Jean de la Fontaine. Edited by D. Jouaust with a preface by Paul Lacroix. Number of limited copies. Jean de la Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one ofthe most widely read French poets of the 17th century.
Condition: In quarter crushed morocco bindings.
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Externally, smart with just some slightbumping. Pages bright and clean. Cassell, Petter and Galpin, No date. Reprint, Hardcover. Mustard cloth binding very lightly shaken. IAll edges gilt, black and gold titles still bright and readable on spine. Small circular abrasion to spine cloth, partially obscurring the letter "t" in "illustrated.
Undated, circa Dore illustrations: 43 full page plates. Very faint remnant of owner inscription to front free-endpaper. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Inventory No: This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Books On The Boulevard Professional seller. Pest, Hartleben, Halbleinen, Buchdeckel m.
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The Fabulous Kingdom of La Fontaine - The New York Times
The Fables of La Fontaine. Translated into einglish verse by Walter Thornbury. London u. New York, Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, o. X, S. Red leather. Gilt title on spine, gilt images on back and boards, gilt inner edges. Fully gilt edges. Papierbedingt l. Rubbed and bumped, slightly stained. Slightly browned.
Very nice copy. Paris, J. Hetzel et Cie, z. XXXII p. Contemporary half Leather, richly decorated with gilt and gilt-edged with many engravings, some waterstains throughout but alltogether a very attractive work in good condition. Catalogue: Algemeen. But now there came — could luck be worse? The Dog and Cat. A dog and cat, messmates for life, Were often falling into strife, Which came to scratching, growls, and snaps, And spitting in the face, perhaps.
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A neighbour dog once chanced to call Just at the outset of their brawl, And, thinking Tray was cross and cruel, To snarl so sharp at Mrs. It seems, in spite of all his snarling, And hers, that Tray was still her darling. The Golden Pitcher. A father once, whose sons were two, For each a gift had much ado. These treasures if you can but find, Each may be suited to his mind; For both are precious in their kind.
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Or, if there could, how could it dwell Within their own old, mossy well? The well was open to the sky. The mystery is clear to me; That richer gift to all is free. Be only as that water true, And then the whole belongs to you. That truth itself was worth so much, It cannot be supposed that such. A pair of lads were satisfied; And yet they were before they died. Party Strife.
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Among the beasts a feud arose. The lion, as the story goes, Once on a time laid down His sceptre and his crown; And in his stead the beasts elected, As often as it suited them, A sort of king pro tem. The horse, the stag, the unicorn, Were chosen each in turn; And then the noble bird That looks undazzled at the sun. But party strife began to run Through burrow, den, and herd.
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Some beasts proposed the patient ox, And others named the cunning fox. The quarrel came to bites and knocks; Nor was it duly settled Till many a beast high-mettled Had bought an aching head, Or, possibly, had bled. There is cover damage and what appears to be some liquid damage to the pages just inside the covers but it is very limited.
The bulk of the pages are in excellent condition except for browning to some. See pictures for more details. Fables Choisies de la Fontaine. Illustrated by J. Buy It Now prices are firm. Fables choisies or Choix de fables by La Fontaine illustrated by a group of the best artists in Tokyo, under the direction of P. Fables choisies make up an exceptional work, significant of Japan's opening up to the exterior world and of western interest in this culture. Free shipping.
Magazine Pages. This is a copy of the Fables de la Fontaine magazine. Most pages are attached to each other, but detached from the cover. The cover is in poor condition with half of the front missing. Freeman, illus.
Fables de J. Paris: Paul Bernardin, n. Light shelf wear, spine gilt a bit dulled, textblock uniformly toned, else a Very Good copy of a sweet edition. Pictorial cover with cloth spine, corner wear, spine wear, boards slightly bowed, creasing to endpapers. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.
We usually take multiple photographs of an item. Expertly illustrated old French copy of these classic fables. See photos. Almost very good condition. With 48 illustrations. Translated by Eunice Clark. J M Galles Brittany leather. Galles, Vannes, A rather scarce edition of Fontaine's fables. Fables choisies, mises en vers. Published on or about Translated into English Verse by Walter Thornbury.
Appears all original and looks to be complete. The book is The list of Fables is also quite lengthy. Illustrations By Romain Simon. Publisher - Andre Deutsch. Binding - Hardback. Book Condition: Good with prior owner's signature dated With Illustrations From Designs by J. Translated from the French by Elizur Wright, Jr.
The Fabulous Kingdom of La Fontaine
Author: LaFontaine, Jean de. Edition: MX Publication: Paris: Marcus, Square 4to. Illustrated by Felix Lorioux with text drawings and 7 brilliant full-page color plates, including the title page. La Fontaine.