[Picked from ETSY]
The Fables of La Fontaine, translated into English verse by Walter Thronsby. With illustrations by Gustave Dore. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, circa 1870s.
Rebound in full black Morocco with gold bands on spine and preserving the original red leather title label, very large book measuring 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches and over 2 1/2 inches thick, 839 pages, hundreds of in text illustrations as well as 86 full page illustrations. New binding in perfect condition; ; binding near fine as it is modern, small damp stain to fore edge of text block, some pages are a different color than others from different paper stock being used, pages toned with occasional spots of soiling or handling wear, binding fresh and strong.
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