22 May 2001
LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695). Les amours de Psyché et de Cupidon. Paris: Pierre Franç Didot, le jeune for Defer de Maisonneuve, 1791.
4o (345 x 253 mm). 4 hand-colored stipple-engraved plates by Bonnefoy, Demonchy, Mlle Demonchy and Colibert after Schall, advertisement leaf at end. (Final plate with margin extended, some occasional pale spotting and browning.) Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with roll border, spine gilt and with green morocco lettering-pieces, blue decorated endpapers. Provenance: Kniha Jindricha Waldesa (bookplate). Cohen-de Ricci 582; Rochambeau 20 ('belle edition').
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