La Fontaine Fables (in French), Hardcover Edition beautifully bound in red cloth in 2 Volumes, each comes with an attached ribbon bookmark, and a deluxe slipcase (30cm × 24cm), pp 640. Titles in gilt letters Illustrated by Jean-Baptiste Oudry amd Fragonard. Edition by Diane de Selliers. Bought from Galignani of Rue de Rivoli, Paris. Condition: Very Good (unread) The 275 plates in color by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, painter of Louis XV, masterfully illustrate all 245 fables of Jean de La Fontaine, a masterpiece of French heritage. A sublime edition of Fables. Jean-Baptiste Oudry, XXᵉ painter of King Louis XV, offers an admirable fresco of late 17th century society through his lively drawings of details. Nobody knew better than to represent the animals: the painter makes them come to life as the fabulist makes them talk. This work reproduces 275 Oudry engravings in color in the eighteenth century, in homage to the work of a great painter and that of the most illustrious of the fabulists. Ref: fr/livres-diane-de-selliers/622-les-fables-de-la-fontaine-illustrées-par-jean-baptiste-oudry-9782903656140.html Keyword: AESOP, FABLE, STORY, STORYBOOK, FRENCH, LIBRAIRIE,
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