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dc.contributor.authorDavid, Julesen_US
dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalckenaer, C. Aen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustree par J. Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T20:00:16Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T20:00:16Z
dc.date.issued1838en_US
dc.identifier.other7031 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/82309
dc.description.abstractAt first this seemed a second copy of a book I found twelve years ago at Minster Gate and have listed under 1839 (Bodemann #287.3). After closer inspection, I believe that this may be Bodemann #287.1, the first printing (1838-9). Apparently the first printing of the accompanying second volume was in 1839, since Bodemann gives two dates for this two-volume set. What this and its companion Volume II lack are the added features of that third printing, especially the elaborate title-pages for each of the twelve books of fables and the full-page inserted illustrations, one for each book of fables. This volume also lacks the stiff added title-page in full color that is found in all three other volumes under consideration, that is, Volume II of this set and both volumes of the more elaborate set from Minster Gate. There is considerable foxing, but I still love the David engravings. What this volume does have includes both the sensitive frontispiece of La Fontaine with poésie and morale at his sides and the wonderful David illustrations, including a head-piece (about 3 by 2) for each fable and a smaller tail-piece for many. There are also some printer's devices after fables that seem to have dropped in the later printing (e.g., 76). Among my favorite illustrations are: OF (61); CJ (99); the tail-piece to BF, showing an academic copying things out of many books (216); the grisly tail-piece to The Mother, the Child, and the Wolf (233); and The Eagle and the Owl (281). Part of the confirmation that this may be a first printing is that it was printed at Imprimerie d'Everat et Comp.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAccompagnée d'une notice historique et de notes par le bon Walckenaeren_US
dc.languagefreen_US
dc.publisherArmand Aubrée, Éditeuren_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1808.A1 1838cen_US
dc.titleFables de La Fontaine, Tome Premieren_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationParisen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_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=991000637899702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationTallmandan, Arcadia, FL, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $25.00en_US
dc.date.acquired2010-12en_US
dc.date.printed1838?en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3Apparent first printingen_US
dc.identifier.bodemannBodemann identifier 287.1en_US
dc.printer.locationFranceen_US
dc.subject.local1La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1838?


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