Erotica - Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine. Limited edition illustrated by Fragonard
  • Erotica - Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine. Limited edition illustrated by Fragonard
  • Erotica - Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine. Limited edition illustrated by Fragonard
  • Erotica - Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine. Limited edition illustrated by Fragonard

Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine. Limited edition illustrated by Fragonard

€150.00

FRAGONARD, Honoré, illustrator. La Fontaine, Jean de, author.

Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine.

Paris : Union littéraire et artistique, 1950.

[FRAGONARD, Honoré, illustrator]. La Fontaine, Jean de, author. Contes et nouvelles de la Fontaine illustrés par Honoré Fragonard. Paris : Union littéraire et artistique, [n.d. 1950].

Limited edition. 2 volumes in royal quarto (33 x 24 cm). Unbound gatherings in original marbled heavy wrappers, white leatherette sleeves and white cardboard slipcases, as issued. Pages uncut. Text in a coloured frame, 332pp. and 353pp. Copy number 1673 on Renage vellum of a limited edition of 3500. With 57 tipped-in black & white laminated plates in Rococo manner.

In fine condition. Slipcases slightly rubbed in places, one corner cracked but still in very good condition.

Jean-Honoré Frangonard was a French rococo painter and print maker whose work was characterised by remarkable exuberance, intimacy and eroticism. Today he is most famous for his oil painting The swing.

The present volumes are a reprint of the edition of Didot, 1795. Revised and increased with a note by Mr. Anatole de Montaiglon.

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