DORAT (Claude-Joseph). Fables nouvelles.... - Lot 121 - De Baecque et Associés

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DORAT (Claude-Joseph). Fables nouvelles.... - Lot 121 - De Baecque et Associés
DORAT (Claude-Joseph). Fables nouvelles.
The Hague and Paris, Delalain, 1773.
2 volumes in 1 in-8, long-grained green morocco, richly decorated spine, gilt lace of vine leaves and grapes on the boards, double pink paper guard decorated with a gilt frame, gilt edges.
"This work is Marillier's masterpiece in terms of the finesse of the execution and the spirit that reigns in all the pretty subjects they adorn" (Cohen). It is decorated with a frontispiece, an allegorical figure out of text, 99 vignettes and 99 culs-de-lampe, all engraved on copper by the best artists of the time. The frontispiece is not repeated in the second part of this copy, as indicated by Cohen (163-164)
Corners slightly dulled, copy in a fine ornate binding attributable to Bozérian. From the library of Edward Locke Tomlin with armorial bookplate.
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