Recueil des meilleurs contes en vers. Connu sous le nom de "Petits Conteurs".
[Paris], [Cazin], 1778-1780.
Large 4to (308x221 mm), 135 plates. binding : Nineteenth-century full blue morocco, triple gilt fillet on covers, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt, gilt edges, single gilt fillet on edges, marbled endpapers (bound by Cuzin). Spine a little dark.
A fine copy in morocco bonding from Cuzin.
Known as "Petits conteurs" this set is lovely illustrated with a Portrait of La Fontaine and 116 unsigned figures mainly from Duplessi-Bertaux, Dreppe, Durand, ...
The two first volumes contains the Tales of La Fontaine, and the two others, Tales from Voltaire, Perrault, Moncrif, Grécourt, Dorat, Saint-Lambert, Chamfort.
references: Cohen .
Price : 950 €