Fables of La Fontaine Illustrated by Gustave Dore Giant Antique Book circa 1870s Engraved Illustrations French Literature in Translation #etsy #handmade

Fables of La Fontaine Illustrated by Gustave Dore Giant Antique Book circa 1870s Engraved Illustrations French Literature in TranslationFables of La Fontaine Illustrated by Gustave Dore Giant Antique Book circa 1870s Engraved Illustrations French Literature in Translation
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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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$250.00

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