Paris: Garnier Frères, 1885. Illustrated. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 x 7 1/2"). , xxxii, 667, pp. Original half burgundy crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Allegorical frontispiece. Illustrated title page. Decorative headpieces, initials and tailpieces. Ribbon marker. Book housed in its custom-made linen covered slipcase.
Delightful edition of Jean de la Fontaine's fables splendidly illustrated throughout with numerous witty illustrations by Jean-Jacques Grandville (1803-1847).
Some soiling to spine. Binding rubbed along edges. Minor to heavy foxing throughout. Text in French. Slipcase in overall good, binding in good-, interior in good to good+ condition. g- to g+. Item #44147