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LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621--1695)
[Fables. 1764]
Fables choisies, mises en vers par Monsieur de La Fontaine. Avec un nouveau commentaire par M. Coste. Premiere partie. (Fables choisies. Seconde partie.)
A Amsterdam chez Zacharie Chastelain, 1764.
2 pts in 1 vol. ; 15.9 cm. (8º)
I: xlviii, 159, [1] p., engr. frontis.
II: [2], 163--430 p.



The first six books of La Fontaine's enduringly popular verse fables were published in 1668, and were followed by five more books in 1678–79 and a twelfth book in 1694. Pierre Coste's introduction is dated '1742', his edition was first published in 1743.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting a half-title. Bought from Thomas Boone for 1s. 6d. on 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4.) Recto of frontispiece inscribed in pencil with Boone's price and code, and in another hand in ink ?Two [deletion]. Inscribed in ink on title-page ?Avicit; and on final page Monsieur / Prosper / De[boul?]yze or De[toub?]yse.

Binding C18th 'catspaw' mottled calf, gilt-tooled spine, maroon leather spine-label.

Reference Number 5888


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