Item #30742 Fables de La Fontaine. Jean de La Fontaine.
Fables de La Fontaine.
Fables de La Fontaine.
(Miniature Fore-edge Painting)

Fables de La Fontaine.

Paris: Laurent et Deberny, 1850. 250pp. A beautiful edition, printed by Plon Frères in wonderfully clear type. A copy of this edition was shown as a star exhibit at the 1850 Paris Exposition, according to Bondy. This copy has a fore-edge painting by Martin Frost. In fine lines and with clever composition, Frost centers a portrait of Le Fontaine, around whom are gathered an admiring array of animals. Fine in black morocco, spine in five compartments with raised bands, stamped in blind with gilt spine title. A.e.g. (Bondy, pp. 92-3; Welsh 4227). (2 3/4 by 2; 72x50mm). Item #30742

Price: $950.00

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