Collection of engravings for an unidentified edition of Jean de la Fontaine’s CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. Curiosa.
Collection of engravings for an unidentified edition of Jean de la Fontaine’s CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS

From the Private Cabinet of an American Quaker

Collection of engravings for an unidentified edition of Jean de la Fontaine’s CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS.

N.p. [France]: n.d. [1700s].

95 engravings on CHINA PAPER, mounted to larger sheets, inluding an engraved portrait of La Fontaine, each identified and numbered by hand in pencil. 1 vols. 1-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches (Images ); 10-1/2 by 7-1/2 (most mounts). From the Private Cabinet of an American Quaker. Bound into a single volume in modern red buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; “FROM A QUAKER’S COLLECTION”. Flyleaf docketed in pencil “From the Collection of T. Wistar Brown”, and with the bookplate of Brown’s son-in-law, Henry Goddard Leach. Some occasional foxing to mounts, images quite clean Item #258206

T. Wistar Brown was the descendant of the Philadelphia Quaker family of Moses Brown and Mary Wain Wistar. Author and poet Henry Goddard Leach married T. Wistar Brown’s daughter, Agnes.

Price: $850.00 Free International Delivery