Contes et Nouvelles en Vers. by LA FONTAINE, Jean de…

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Contes et Nouvelles en Vers.

Amsterdam [i.e. Paris] 1745. 2 vols. 8vo, [vol.1] 4ff, xiv pp, 1f [“Table”], 224 pp, [vol.2] 5ff, 268 pp, 1f, illustrated with an engraved frontispiece in vol 1, vignettes on both title-pages, and 69 vignettes in the text, all engraved by Chedel, Fessard or Revenet, after Cochin (though not signed), contemporary plain calf, raised bands, morocco labels, joints cracked but cords sound. A good copy.
This is, in fact, the edition of 1743 with the usual cancel title-pages. “On rencontre d’ordinaire ces deux volumes avec un nouveau titre portant la date de 1745; le titre seul ayant été modifié, les épreuves sont aussi bonnes de tirage” - Cohen / de Ricci. Neither issue appears on the market very often these days.
Reference: Cohen / de Ricci col. 557.

Stock No: HMF249
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