Title: Fables de La Fontaine, 1855
Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Publisher: Paris, Garnier Freres
A mid 19th century edition of Fontaine’s Fables, this particular edition being profusely illustrated by J.J. Grandville, with engravings for each and every fable.
This edition is bound in the original publisher’s richly decorated cartonnage binding of the period, with bright and colorful polychrome designs to the covers and spine, featuring numerous animal designs and a bust of Fontaine to the center.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in quarto, 589 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and cracked hinges, though the boards are holding firm. There is some foxing throughout.