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dc.contributor.authorJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorChagall, Marcen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-20T15:51:17Z
dc.date.available2016-04-20T15:51:17Z
dc.date.issued1727en_US
dc.identifier.other10636 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/85420
dc.description.abstractThis book has waited for cataloguing for several months. Even now, I only happened to pick it up. As it happens, I just catalogued a book in the same family yesterday! That was Henry van Bulderen's 1700 volume containing all of La Fontaine's fables. Bodemann #77 describes a family of editions that starts with Denys Thierry's 1668 publication of La Fontaine's first six books of fables, illustrated by Chauveau (Bodemann #77.1). The first "Gesamtausgabe" of the twelve books was published between 1669 and 1694 in five "volumes," each of which contained one to three "books" of La Fontaine's fables (Bodemann #77.3). Were these five, published by different publishers over twenty-five years, bound together to make one volume? Volume I contained La Fontaine's first three books, and Volume II the next three books. Life gets trickier with Volume III: it contained what we know as Books 7 and 8 of La Fontaine's fables, but they were called "Books I and II" and their pages were freshly paginated. Volume IV contained what we know as Books 9-11 but called them "Books III to V." Volume V contained what we know as Book 12 but called it, mistakenly, "Book VII." Bodemann correctly notes "richtig VI." Henrik von Bulderen published the next version of this book in 1688 (Volumes I through IV) and 1694 (Volume V): Bodemann #77.4. He republished it in 1700 (Bodemann #77.8). Zacharie Chatelain in Amsterdam published a similar volume in 1727, and here we have its second half. That half includes Parts 3 through 5, that is, Books VII through XII of La Fontaine's fables. This volume continues the unusual numbering of books and the mistaken numbering of the final volume. My understanding is that Henrik Cause is the engraver and he models these engravings after the drawings of Chauveau. The illustrations are very well preserved here. 133 pages (Parts 3 and 4) plus 123 pages (Part 5). The illustrations continue to be surprisingly large: 2¾" x about 3". Parts 3 and 4 are each dated 1727 but Part 5 is dated 1728.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.languagefreen_US
dc.publisherChez Zacharie Chatelainen_US
dc.titleFables Choisies Mises en Vers par M. de La Fontaine, Partie 3 - Partie 5en_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationAmsterdamen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationWisdom Pedlarsen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: £ 21en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $29.98en_US
dc.date.acquired2015-11en_US
dc.date.printed1728en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.identifier.bodemann#77.11en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1727


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