Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs, (1870). Illustrations DE GRANDVILLE. FRENCH LANGUAGE. Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs,1870. Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995. A film of his life was released in France in April 2007 An outstanding copy for being 147 years old Very unique gift. Illustrations DE GRANDVILLE, 240 Plates one for every fable. / No dust jacket. Item #biblio740
FRENCH LANGUAGE The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine are French masterpieces: 239 fables.
Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs,1870, Illustrations DE GRANDVILLE, 240 Plates one for every fable NEAR MINT, Book is solid, no pulling of the spine, very slight shelf wear at top and bottom of spine and , corners ever so slightly bumped. Some yellowing, two spot of browning at top of frontispiece and title page Moire end papers, text and illustrations are exceptionally clean and vibrant Pages 501-504 corner improperly cut, no damage, can be easily fixed, Small label on top of front end paper and inscription Woodward Hudson April 4,1872 See photos.