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dc.contributor.authorFessard, Etienneen_US
dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.authorMontulayen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorLes Figures par le Sr. Fessard; Le Texte par le Sr. Montulayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T19:58:44Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T19:58:44Z
dc.date.issued1766en_US
dc.identifier.other6707 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/82020
dc.description.abstractThis is a curious set of six volumes, beautifully bound, replicating the Fessard edition of 1765-75, as the colophon near the end of the book points out. This second volume (Books 3 and 4) was published in 1766. I can find no other number than the 102 that seems part of the printed colophon material, and so I am not sure that this is in fact #102 of 800. The good news is that there is now some represention of Fessard's work in the collection. Metzner writes in Bodemann that this is the first fully engraved LaFontaine edition. Montulay was apparently the engraver for the texts. The engraved illustrations are presented in frames similar to those one would find around Oudry's work. The reproductions are, I would say, no better than adequate. Almost every fable receives three illustrations: a full-page engraving, a headpiece, and a tailpiece. Metzner gives a good sense of the artistic sources for each volume, but I am surprised not to find Oudry mentioned. Perhaps these engravings remind me of his work because they reflect the same culture and artistic tendencies. Notice how nicely the first two illustrations for Le Loup Devenu Berger echo each other facing and on 9. The illustrations for FK facing 11 and on 11 and 13 are wonderfully harsh. Similarly harsh is the last illustration for The Lion in Love (48). I find the full-page engraving of FM also particularly well done (facing 71). Lovely leather bindings, marbled endpapers, a page-marking ribbon, and gilded page-edges all the way around.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilitya cura di Paola Pallottinoen_US
dc.languagefreen_US
dc.publisherValmer-Bibliophilieen_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1807.A1 1981en_US
dc.titleFables Choisies Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine: Nouvelle Edition Gravée en taille-douce, Vol. IIen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationParisen_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991005396369702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationLibrairie de l'Avenue, St.-Ouen, Parisen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €7.50en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $10.73en_US
dc.date.acquired2009-06en_US
dc.date.printed1981en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3Limited facsimile edition of 800, Nr. 102?en_US
dc.identifier.bodemannBodemann identifier Facs #150.1en_US
dc.printer.locationParisen_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de la Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1766


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