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