Title: Fables De la Fontaine Nouvelle Edition, Plus Complete Que Les precedentes, ornee de 202 gravures sur bois du citoyen godard qui paraissent pour la 1re fois. avec les notes et les remarques choisies par Coste et Chamfort, la vie et l'eloge de La Fontaine, 1800. Tome Premier.
Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Artist: Citizen Godard
Publisher: Malassis, A Alencon
A rare and scarce edition of Jean de La Fontaine's Fables de la Fontaine, being the first volume of two, and being profusely illustrations with numerous half page woodcuts.
100 fantastic half page woodcut illustrations attributed to Godard, this being the first edition using their illustrations. There is also a gift inscription present, as well as a very extravagant ex-libris plate.
One volume in small octavo, 324 pages
On note of condition, this volume falls within the fair to poor shape, with heavy wear and scuffing noted on the boards, with wear and chipping noted on the spine as well. There is minor foxing and staining noted throughout the volume, with the pages showing minor curling at the corners.