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LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695).  Fables de la Fontaine suivies d'Adonis, poeme. Paris: Didot l'aîne, 1799. 2 volumes, 8° (161 x 100mm). Stereotyped edition, PRINTED ON VELLUM (a little light marginal spotting). Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, gilt dentelle border and 3 fillets enclosing a rococco border composed of tulips, stars, acanthus and other tools, gilt arms at centre, purple watered silk doublures, gilt spine. Provenance: Mortimer L. Schiff (bookplate, his sale, 8 December 1938, lot 1940). ONE OF ONLY 5 EXAMPLES PRINTED ON VELLUM: Brunet III, 754.
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LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695). Fables de la Fontaine suivies d'Adonis, poeme. Paris: Didot l'aîne, 1799. 2 volumes, 8° (161 x 100mm). Stereotyped edition, PRINTED ON VELLUM (a little light marginal spotting). Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, gilt dentelle border and 3 fillets enclosing a rococco border composed of tulips, stars, acanthus and other tools, gilt arms at centre, purple watered silk doublures, gilt spine. Provenance: Mortimer L. Schiff (bookplate, his sale, 8 December 1938, lot 1940). ONE OF ONLY 5 EXAMPLES PRINTED ON VELLUM: Brunet III, 754.

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LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695). Fables de la Fontaine suivies d'Adonis, poeme. Paris: Didot l'aîne, 1799. 2 volumes, 8° (161 x 100mm). Stereotyped edition, PRINTED ON VELLUM (a little light marginal spotting). Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, gilt dentelle border and 3 fillets enclosing a rococco border composed of tulips, stars, acanthus and other tools, gilt arms at centre, purple watered silk doublures, gilt spine. Provenance: Mortimer L. Schiff (bookplate, his sale, 8 December 1938, lot 1940). ONE OF ONLY 5 EXAMPLES PRINTED ON VELLUM: Brunet III, 754.

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