Fables de La Fontaine avec Les Commentaires de Coste, Tome Second

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Coste, Pierre
La Fontaine, Jean de
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1810
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Here is a second copy of a book already in the collection which belonged formerly to the Kensington Public Library. This copy has superior leather covers and binding but lacks two of the engravings found in the other copy. The two volume work -- this Volume 2 lacks its Volume 1 mate -- seems to be a reprinting of Bodemann #135.11, published in 1802. The volumes are small in size, 3½ x 5½. The missing illustrations are MM (22) and The Farmer, the Dog, and the Fox (156). In fact 155 through 158 are missing. As Bodemann suggests, the illustrations here tend to reduce the detail of Oudry's backgrounds. The engravings are at 31, 54, 68, 94, 108, 125, 146, 203, 214, and 246. The Bear and the Gardener at 54 is a delight! Accurate depiction of animals is not one of the strengths of this visual artist! Fair to good condition. Because this book's condition is better than the Kensington copy but has its own deficiencies, I will keep both in the collection.
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Chez Billois
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