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dc.contributor.authorAubert, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorBachelier, Jean-Jacques,en_US
dc.contributor.authorCochin, Charles Nicolas,en_US
dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.authorMonthenault d'Egly, Charles-Philippe deen_US
dc.contributor.authorOudry, Jean-Baptisteen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorJean Baptiste Oudry. Jean-Jacques Bachelier. C.N. Cochin.en_US
dc.identifier.other4777 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractBodemann #135.1. What a spectacular book! I had not dared to dream that I could find a copy for the collection. Dailey quotes Ray: one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books. The magnificent Oudry engravings are complemented by Bachelier's woodcut fleurons following each fable. The 275 full-page engravings in the four books are numbered consecutively in Roman numerals through the four volumes following their fables (some with more than one illustration). This numbering of fables runs from I through CCXLIV. Hobbs #20. Fabula Docet #51, which urges viewers to take note of the illustrations for fables I (GA) and CLXXI here (Les Deux Pigeons). My favorites on this trip through the third volume are CXXVI (Le Mal Marié); CXXIV (MM); CXXV (Le Curé et le Mort); CXXIX (La Fille); CXLIV (Le Savetier et le Financier); CLXIX (Le Loup et le Chasseur); and CLXXXIII (Le Chat et le Renard). As Dailey points out, the illustration for CLXXII (Le Singe et le Léopard) lacks the words Le Léopard on the flag identifying the building in this first issue of the first edition.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRamon Nepomuceno Orbetaen_US
dc.publisherDessaint & Saillant; Durand; Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jomberten_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1808.A1 1755en_US
dc.titleFables Choisies, Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine, Tome Troisiemeen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationDailey Rare Books Ltd., Los Angelesen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $1,350.00en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3First edition, first issueen_US

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