Lot 67 of 196:
Fables of La Fontaine in French and English 1734  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Fables and Tales from La Fontaine, in French and English. Now First Translated.

Author:
La Fontaine, Jean de

Place:
London

Publisher:
A. Bettsworth and C. Hitch, and C. Davis

Date:
1734

Description:

[x], (iii)-xxvi, [6], 293 (i.e. 295), [1] pp. (8vo) 19.5x12 cm (7¾x4¾") later three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. Bound by Schleuning & Adams. 

French and English versions in parallel text on facing pages. According to the printer's (William Bowyer) records only 750 copies were printed. A scarce edition, the first appearance in English of the "Fables Selectes" of La Fontaine.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear, joints repaired, hinges cracked; some foxing; very good


 
Item number:
259898
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