Boutet de Monvel Fontaine's Fables 1890 French illustrated children's bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Books, Books in French, Fontaine's Fables, Illustrated Books, Louis-Mauruce Boutet de Monvel).
La Fontaine Fables Choisies Pour Les Enfants et Illustrees par M.B. De Monvel.
Published c. 1890, Paris by Librairie Plon.
48 pages, oblong format. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Publisher's floral cloth binding, gilt and embossed cover designs. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, spine slightly darkened. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting or foxing.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 10 5/8" W.