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FABLES CHOISIES DE LA FONTAINE Latin/French Translation 2 VOLS 1775 FINE LEATHER
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FABLES CHOISIES DE LA FONTAINE Latin/French Translation 2 VOLS 1775 FINE LEATHER
FABLES CHOISIES DE LA FONTAINE Latin/French Translation 2 VOLS 1775 FINE LEATHER

FABLES CHOISIES DE LA FONTAINE Latin/French Translation 2 VOLS 1775 FINE LEATHER

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Selected FABLES by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Latin/French TranslationFABULAE SELECTAE FONTANII () e Gallico in Latinum Sermonem Conversae, in usum Studiosae Juventutis (2 Volumes, complete) 1775Jean de la Fontaine, Translated by J. (Jean) B. (Baptiste) GiraudJean de La Fontaine (1621 –1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.Published byLud. le Boucher & Laurent Dumesnil, Rothomagi (Rouen), 1775Description:Each volume 5-1/4" in. X 8-1/4 in. high. Vol. I xxi + 461 pages, Vol. II 577 pages. Full leather binding, gilt lettering & decoration on spine. Condition of the books is VERY GOOD; Corners rubbed, text is clean, binding is tight. These books are bound in full leather, with stamped gilt decoration on the covers and spines and gilt lettering on black spine labels. The endpapers and edges of the text blocks are marbled. These books consist of classic French fables translated into Latin. Text in French & Latin on facing pages.Condition / Notes:The exteriors of these antique volumes exhibit edge wear with minor loss at the corners, mild chipping, and rubbing. The bindings are sound. There is a small label from Librairie des ecoles A. Morant affixed to the front pastedown of the first volume. The pages show mild age toning and scattered smudging, mainly at the beginning and end of each volume. A small number of preliminary pages in the second volume display faint tide markings in the margins.461 pages pour le tome I et 577 pages pour le tome II. Nombreux bandeaux et culs-de-lampe ornés en noir et blanc. Texte en latin et en français en regard. Pièces de titre noires sur les dos. Titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur les dos. Tranches rouges. Fables choisies de La Fontaine. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 94.3-Livres anciens XVIII ème.
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