Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1679.
Willem Swidde. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Item #045233
Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt with armorial stamp to both boards. Dry and cracked, hinges weak but holding. Tide mark to bottom corner of the volume, heavy at the beginning, largely effecting the text, but lightly to the plates as well. On Perrault's advise, Louis XIV included 39 fountains in the gardens of Versailles, each illustrating one of the fables of Aesop. The 41 plates here are of the 39 fountains, plus a map of the garden and a view of the entrance. The first edition was published in 1677, later editions followed in Dutch, English, etc.. Tchemerzine - Volume 9/10, 167, Brunet III, p.723 (the 1st edition). Size: Quarto (4to). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Illustrator: Willem Swidde. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045233.