Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884, 1st printing American thus, Limited Edition #125/250; white quarter vellum with three gilt animal vignettes, green cloth with stamped gilt birds lifting turtle above brown landscape; 8x10.75"; frontis plus 24 fine steel cut plates with tissue guards, vii + 304 pp. includes Preface, Life of La Fontaine, and Index. Juvenile hardback.
Reproduction of the translations of Robert Thomson, Paris, 1906, with very beautiful deep etchings original to this edition.
CONDITION: Very Good; attractive period plate on front endpaper and small, fine, 1883 Christmas inscription on top of title page; white leather spine quite darkened; gilt clear, not bright, on spine but bright on board; extrems lightly bumped and rubbed; tiny dark spot with rubbed area near board edge thus price please see jpg, and evenly & lightly foxed eps, otherwise fine interior. Item #14318