La Fontaine Fables Complete Works 1826 French 12 engravings fine leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, Fontaine's Fables, French Books).
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Oeuvres Completes de La Fontaine.
Published 1826, Paris by Igonette.
554 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 12 beautiful engraved plates (after Deveria).
Period 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, embossed bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints cracked, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, moderate to heavy scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.