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LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Contes et nouvelles en vers.

Paris. Les editions G. Cres et Cie., 1922.
8vo. In two volumes. xviii, [2], 355, [1]; [4], 387pp, [3]. With numerous engraved plates after designs by Charles Eisen. Contemporary gilt-tooled brown crushed morocco, T.E.G. Very minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, internally immaculate.
A handsomely bound copy of La Fontaine's perennially popular short stories. Originally published in 1665, the tales gained notoriety for their bawdy themes and archly licentious tone and frequently courted censorship.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 19589