1814 1st Complete English ed Works of Jean de La Fontaine Fables Phaedrus Aesop

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 not less desirable today. They differ from the fables in that they often contain more sexually explicit content and are not marketed toward a younger audience.

This privately printed 1814 London edition was the first entirely complete edition of Fontaine in English.

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1814 1st Complete English ed Works of Jean de La Fontaine Fables Phaedrus Aesop

 

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 not less desirable today. They differ from the fables in that they often contain more sexually explicit content and are not marketed toward a younger audience.

This privately printed 1814 London edition was the first entirely complete edition of Fontaine in English.

 

Item number: #9561

Price: $950

 

FONTAINE, Jean de la

 

La Fontaine’s tales : imitated in English verse.

 

London: Privately printed, 1814. first entirely complete edition of Fontaine in English.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages: 2 volumes
    • 1: [8], 216
    • 2: [4], 217-460, [3]
    • Illustrated with 80 engravings by Eisen
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19.5cm x 12cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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Categories

Children's

Arts & Architecture

Authors

FONTAINE, Jean de la

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete