Item #17593 Fables de la Fontaine. La Fontaine, Nathalie Parain.
Fables de la Fontaine.
Fables de la Fontaine.
Fables de la Fontaine.
Fables de la Fontaine.
Fables de la Fontaine.
Fables de la Fontaine.
Fables de la Fontaine.
/Nathalie Parain, illustrator.

Fables de la Fontaine.

Paris: La Bonne Compagnie, 1946, limited edition 1576 of 3500 rebound in half leather, brown calf with nine bands in a contemporary design, brown marbled paper boards, brown marbled endpapers (smaller pattern) gilt titles, top edge gilt, ribbons, spine of original softcover bound in volume two, two full page watercolours and small coloured illustrations in text; 8vo Vol I 207 pp., Vol II 259 pp. French language 19thc hardback juvenile.

A beautiful set with peaceful pictures of the French countryside published just after the war.

CONDITION: VG/G; a lovely quoted verse to the recipient, Paris 1963, in elegant script, on one of three blank pages following the endpaper, essentially unread, tight in binding with white pages. Vol. I , Very Good; bottom edge scuffed to white, all corners worn to card, calf spine perfect; Vol II, Good, the same with less corner wear but with severe 1/4" scrape along most of rear joint of spine exposing raw leather, thus price. (Trés bon état/Bon état). Item #17593

Price: $160.00

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