LA FONTAINE (Jean de).
Tales and news in verse.
Deux vol. in-8 (20,5 x 13,5), full olive morocco spine binding, spine with 5 raised bands, ornate compartments, gilt title and tomaison, fillet on cuts, roulette on covers, gilt edges. Numerous ornaments in the text (headbands, lamp heads...), portrait of the author in frontispiece, a large vignette at the beginning of each volume, 80 figures engraved in off-text. First forgery of the edition known as "Les Fermiers généraux". Lightly rubbed bindings, rare freckles.
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