1696 1ed Contes of Jean de Fontaine Tales French Literature Aesop Erotica Brunel

FONTAINE, Jean de la

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Jean de la Fontaine was without question, the most widely read 17th-century fabulist, and perhaps could be rivaled only by Aesop himself. He wrote for what he intended to be a sophisticated French audience; however, his stories provided important lessons on morality for children and adults alike. Many of Fontaine’s fables were adapted from those of Aesop and Phaedrus; though he did take liberties to make them his own.

 

Fontaine’s ‘Tales’ (or ‘contes’) have not maintained the same popularity as his fables; however, they are no less desirable today. They differ from the fables in that they often contain more sexually explicit content and not marketed toward a younger audience.

 

This 1696 first Brunel edition is exceedingly rare!

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1696 1ed Contes of Jean de Fontaine Tales French Literature Aesop Erotica Brunel

 

Jean de la Fontaine was without question, the most widely read 17th-century fabulist, and perhaps could be rivaled only by Aesop himself. He wrote for what he intended to be a sophisticated French audience; however, his stories provided important lessons on morality for children and adults alike. Many of Fontaine’s fables were adapted from those of Aesop and Phaedrus; though he did take liberties to make them his own.

 

Fontaine’s ‘Tales’ (or ‘contes’) have not maintained the same popularity as his fables; however, they are no less desirable today. They differ from the fables in that they often contain more sexually explicit content and not marketed toward a younger audience.

 

This 1696 first Brunel edition is exceedingly rare!

 

Item number: #11063

Price: $1500

 

FONTAINE, Jean de la

 

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A Amsterdam : Chez Pierre Brunel…, 1696. First Brunel edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • I – [10], 236, [4]
      • 30 engraved plates
    • II – [8], 241, [3]
      • 33 engraved plates
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)
    • Extremely rare, valuable, and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at over $2500

 

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11063

Categories

Children's

Literature

Authors

FONTAINE, Jean de la

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete