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Lot 56: La Fontaine (Jean de) Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, 2 vol., Fermier-Généraux edition, eng. plates by Eisen, cont. red morocco, gilt, Amsterdam [Paris], 1762.

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  • La Fontaine (Jean de) Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, 2 vol., Fermier-Généraux edition, eng. plates by Eisen, cont. red morocco, gilt, Amsterdam [Paris], 1762.
  • La Fontaine (Jean de) Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, 2 vol., Fermier-Généraux edition, eng. plates by Eisen, cont. red morocco, gilt, Amsterdam [Paris], 1762.
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Description: La Fontaine (Jean de) Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, 2 vol., half-titles, engraved portraits of the author and Charles Eisen, engraved title-vignettes, 2 head- and numerous tail-pieces by Choffard, 80 fine engraved plates by Eisen, occasional soiling or browning, attractive contemporary red morocco, gilt, spines gilt, g.e., slightly rubbed, spines a little faded, vol.1 with small nick at head, small ink stain to lower cover of vol.2, joints and tips of one or two corners neatly repaired, [Cohen-di Ricci 558], 8vo, Amsterdam [Paris], 1762. ⁂ The famous Fermier-Généraux edition, Eisen's charming plates making it a masterpiece of 18th century illustration.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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