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Jean De La Fontaine

(1621 -  1695 )
DE LA FONTAINE Jean Les Contes De Nouvelles En Vers

Swann Galleries
Oct 1, 2014
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Jean De La Fontaine - Untitled

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LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE. 1621-1695. Fables choisies, mises en vers. Paris: Desaint & Saillant and Durand, 1755-59. 4 volumes, folio (476 x 321 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of La Fontaine being celebrated by his creations, 275 engraved plates (plate CLXXII in 2nd state), all after Jean-Baptiste Oudry, woodcut title vignettes, additional engraved portrait of Oudry. Late 18th century calf, expertly rebacked to style, inner hinges starting, some discoloration to plates. Provenance: James Hodson, Wigan (armorial bookplates). FIRST EDITION, of the Oudry-illustrated version of La Fontaine's Fables. The publisher describes in the preface how Oudry composed the drawings "for his own pleasure, and in those chosen moments of imagination when an Artist grasps the idea of his subject and gives free reign to his genius" (Ray's translation). "One of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). Cohen-de Ricci 548; Ray French 5.
Jean De La Fontaine - Contes Et Nouvelles En Vers

Jean De La Fontaine - Contes Et Nouvelles En Vers

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La Fontaine (Jean de) Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, 2 vol., half-titles, 2 engraved portrait frontispieces of the author and Charles Eisen after Rigaud and Vispré respectively, engraved title-vignettes, 2 head- and numerous tail-pieces by Choffard, 80 engraved plates by Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse and others after Eisen, vol.1 "Le Cocu Battu et Content" bound facing p.27 and not p.23, very occasional light browning, blue silk endpapers, William Salmon armorial bookplates to pastedowns, contemporary red morocco, gilt, spines gilt, g.e., slightly rubbed, vol.1 with small scuff at head, [Cohen - de Ricci 558], 8vo, Amsterdam [Paris], 1762. ⁂ A remarkably clean copy of the greatly prized edition "des Fermiers généraux", Eisen's beautiful and controversial plates making it a masterpiece of 18th century illustration. Pr Font34 Bin0 Bin Sub0 Frac0 Def1 Margin0 Margin0 Jc1 Indent1440 Lim0 Lim1
Jean De La Fontaine - Les Amours De Psyché Et De Cupidon

Jean De La Fontaine - Les Amours De Psyché Et De Cupidon

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La Fontaine, Jean de

LES AMOURS DE PSYCHÉ ET DE CUPIDON. PARIS, DIDOT LE JEUNE POUR SAUGRAIN, 1795.

Grand in-4 (362 x 257 mm). Maroquin bleu, décor à la Du Seuil, dos orné de filets et fleurons, tranches dorées (Belz-Niedrée).

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Edition sur papier vélin, illustrée en frontispice du célèbre portrait de La Fontaine par Rigault, gravé par Audouin et 8 figures par Moreau le Jeune gravées par Dambrun, Duhamel, Dupreel, Halbou...

Exemplaire sur très grand papier
, d'une grande fraîcheur intérieure.

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Jean De La Fontaine - Les Contes De Nouvelles En Vers

Jean De La Fontaine - Les Contes De Nouvelles En Vers

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(CURIOSA.) La Fontaine, Jean de.
Les Contes de Nouvelles en Vers.
2 volumes. 64 erotic plates by Charles Martin, including 32 pochoir colored plates. Thick 4to, original wrappers, light edgewear; internally clean. Number 2229 of 3000 sets on vélin d'alfa Navarre. Monod 6685. Paris: Librairie de France, 1930
Jean De La Fontaine - Untitled

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LA FONTAINE, Jean de - DIVERS ILLUSTRATEURS
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20 Fables.

Edition Jaspar, Polus & Co, Monaco, 1961. Preface by Jean Cocteau. Copy 207/299. Edition of 199 on Lana pur fil. Includes a single suite of all the illustrations on Johannot wove paper. 20 exceptional illustrations by Brayer, Brianchon, Buffet, Caillard, Carzou, Chapelain-Midy, Desnoyer, Leonor Fini, Fontanarosa, Foujita, Georg, Lila de Nobili, Oudot, Picart-le-Doux, Planson, Terechkovitch, Touchagues, Vertes, Villon, and Waroquier. Woodcuts prepared by Gérard Angiolini and Gilbert Rougeaux. In a brown box with red velvet lining.

LA FONTAINE, Jean de - DIVERS ILLUSTRATEURS

20 Fables

Edition Jaspar, Polus & Co, Monaco, 1961. Préface de Jean Cocteau. Exemplaire n° 207/299. Edition de 199 sur pur fil de Lana, comprenant une seule suite de toutes les illustrations sur vélin de Johannot. Vingt illustrations exceptionnelles de Brayer, Brianchon, Buffet, Caillard, Carzou, Chapelain-Midy, Desnoyer, Leonor Fini, Fontanarosa, Foujita, Georg, Lila de Nobili, Oudot, Picart-le-Doux, Planson, Terechkovitch, Touchagues, Vertes, Villon, Waroquier. Gravées sur bois par Gérard Angiolini et Gilbert Rougeaux. Dans un coffret marron et intérieur velours rouge.

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