Contes et nouvelles en vers / Par M. de La Fontaine.

Accession number: 
PML 2396-97
La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695.
A Amsterdam, 1762.
2 v. : illus. ; 18 cm

The "Fermiers-généraux" edition. With two frontis. prots. engr. by Ficquet, one after H. Rigault (v. I), the other after Vispré (v. II); four vignettes and 53 culs-de-lampe by Choffard, and 80 illus. by Eisen, engr. by Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, Flipart, Le Mire, Le Veau, de Longueil, and Ouvrier.
Extra-illus. with proofs, early states of the illus., and examples of the abandoned illus. A list of these is kept with the book.
Published at the expense of the Fermiers-généraux.
Plates engraved after C. Eisen, culs de lampe after P. P. Choffard.
"Dissertation sur la Joconde" by N. Boileau-Despréaux: v. 1, p. 239-268.

Brown morocco with blue morocco doublures, both elaborately gilt-tooled, blue silk endpapers and gilt gauffered edges, by Lortic, with his tickets. In blue morocco solander cases.