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    Jean de La Fontaine. Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon, par J. de La Fontaine. Paris: Libraire De l'Imprimerie de P. Fr. Didot Jeune, 1791.

    First edition. Large quarto. 163, [1, blank], [1, ad for the 1792 edition of Milton's Le Paradis Perdu], [1, blank] pages. Complete with all four color-printed stipple engravings by Madame de Mouchy, C. Bonnefoy, and N. Colibert, after M. Schall; all before numbers (first state).

    Contemporary French tree calf, covers with multiple gilt borders, smooth spine with thick decorative gilt rules between which are gilt arabesques, red morocco gilt lettering label, gilt board edges and turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Bit of minor professional restoration to head of spine. A lovely copy, clean and with no offsetting, finely bound and with vivid plates.


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