THE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE, trans. Robert Thomson - 1884 [Illustrated, Complete]


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The Fables of LaFontaine 

translated from the French by Robert Thomson

illustrated by A. Delierre 

London:  J.C. Nimmo and Bain, 1884 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Pale green cloth covers half bound in silver paper have red and gilt inked illustration on front.  
  • Boards show wear, smudges, edgewear. Corners are scuffed. 
  • Spine has gilt text and decoration and is darkened, with crushed ends reinforced with tape.  Please see photographs for details of condition.  
  • Binding is strong. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have some light foxing, stains both front and back.  Please see photographs. 
  • Frontispiece, a portrait of LaFontaine, is present and has intact tissue guard.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear, with tissue guards.  
  • Interior is gently age-toned.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges, gilt along head.    
  • PS2022.0728

304 pages. 7.5 x 10.5 inches.

A fine edition of the fables of La Fontaine, based on, with emendations, the 1808 edition of Robert Thomson's verse translation from the original French.  With twenty-five etchings by A. Delierre.   

EDITION POINTS: Printed by Ballantyne & Hudson, the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh and London.  Book bound by Leighton son & Hodge.  See photographs for press and binder marks.  

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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