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Les Fables de la Fontaine

Illustrator:
J. J. Grandville (French, Nancy 1803–1847 Vanves)
Author:
Jean de La Fontaine (French, Château-Thierry 1621–1695 Paris)
Publisher:
H. Fournier, Ainé
Date:
1839
Medium:
Illustrations: wood engraving
Dimensions:
9 1/16 × 6 in. (23 × 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Jane Erdmann Whitney, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.1145.33.1–.2
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed, upper right of first blank page of both volumes : "To Mother for a happy / Christmas from / Father & the White Leopard / Christmas 1924"

Marking: Inside front covers of both volumes: bookplate of Georgiana T. W. Erdmann, 60 W. 52nd Street.
Shelf location sticker [of Georgiana T. W. Erdmann or Jane Erdmann] inside front cover: "Sec. K / Sh. 4 [crossed out and replaced with] 5"
Georgiana T. W. Erdmann (American, 1868–1952); Jane Erdmann Whitney (American, 1909–1985); Donor: The Estate of Jane Erdmann Whitney
Leon Carteret Le Trésor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne, 1801-1875. Leon Carteret, Paris, 1927, Gordon Ray, II, 270 , pp. III, 357-258.

Gordon Norton Ray The Art of the French Illustrated Book (1790-1914). Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982, Carteret, III, 357-358, II, p. 270.



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