1699 Contes & Fables of Jean de Fontaine French Literature Aesop Phaedrus Brunel

FONTAINE, Jean de la

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Jean de la Fontaine was without question, the most widely read 17th-century fabulist, and perhaps could be rivaled only by Aesop himself. He wrote for what he intended to be a sophisticated French audience; however, his stories provided important lessons on morality for children and adults alike. Many of Fontaine’s fables were adapted from those of Aesop and Phaedrus; though he did take liberties to make them his own.

 

A rare 1699 French edition, published by Brunel. Brunet notes that this particular book is quite ‘rare’. Includes an added, engraved title page. Charming.

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1699 Contes & Fables of Jean de Fontaine French Literature Aesop Phaedrus Brunel

 

Jean de la Fontaine was without question, the most widely read 17th-century fabulist, and perhaps could be rivaled only by Aesop himself. He wrote for what he intended to be a sophisticated French audience; however, his stories provided important lessons on morality for children and adults alike. Many of Fontaine’s fables were adapted from those of Aesop and Phaedrus; though he did take liberties to make them his own.

 

A rare 1699 French edition, published by Brunel. Brunet notes that this particular book is quite ‘rare’. Includes an added, engraved title page. Charming.

 

Item number: #4192

Price: $599

 

FONTAINE, Jean de la

 

Contes et nouvelles en vers

 

A Amsterdam : Chez Pierre Brunel …, 1699.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 2 parts in 1
  • References: Nodier, 1639; Brunet IV, 1156
    • Nodier: “his little collection is very well known, and it deserves to be because it differs from all the collections of the same genre”
  • Language: French
  • Binding: leather, tight and secure

 

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4192

Category

Literature

Authors

FONTAINE, Jean de la

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete