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Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1668
Place: Paris
Publisher: Chez Denys Thierry, ruë Saint Jacques, à l'enseigne de la Ville de Paris,
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1668 94-18
Fables -- French
Content: "Achevé d'imprimer pour la premiere fois, le 31. mars 1668"--P. [286].
Content: "La vie d'Esope, le phrygien": p. [22-49] (1st group).
Content: Binding: Red crushed levant morocco, gilt, by Chambolle-Duru.
Content: Illustrations: 119 prints : etching ; plate mark 55 x 70 mm. Comprise t.p. vignette (arms of the dedicatee, Louis, Dauphin of France) and headpieces to 118 of the 124 fables,by François Chauveau (most signed F.C.). For discussion, cf. Després, p. 19-25, and BN Fonds français, which lists all 118 subjects although assigning the sequence only 60 cat. nos.
Content: Includes index.
Content: Issued also with varying publisher statement on t.p.: ChezClaude Barbin, au palais sur le perron de la Sainte Chapelle. The privilege was granted to Barbin, who shared it with Thierry. Cf. "Extraict du privilege du Roy," p. [286]. In above references, BN Fonds français and Després cite Barbin issue only.
Content: Leaf 2N4, blank, wanting.
Content: Provenance: A. Perreau (bookplate); Jules Lemaitre (bookplate).
Content: Signatures: ã⁴ ẽ⁴ ĩ⁴ õ⁴ ũ⁴ 2ã⁴ 2ẽ⁴ A-2N⁴.
Content: This copy with the corrections on leaf õ2v, lines 5 and 18. Cf. Tchemerzine.
Content: With the 6 lines at end of "Le lion amoureux" (p. 148) suppressed by the author in later editions. Cf. Tchemerzine.
Content: Woodcut and type flower head- and tailpieces; floriated initials.
Statement of responsibility: mises en vers par M. de la Fontaine.
Physical Description
Extent: [56], 284, [4] p. : ill. ; 25 cm. (4to)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11881026
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bcd413a0-c604-012f-5abc-58d385a7bc34
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