Contes de La Fontaine
Illustrated by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Etched by Adolphe T. J. Martial Potémont (French, 1828–1883), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Jules Lemonnyer (French, active late 19th century)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Beraldi (Potémont) 29
Overall (each vol.): 33 x 26.5 x 5.9 cm (13 x 10 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with numerous etchings
Not On View
(Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1883) Large quarto, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] lxix pp. [2 ff.] 288 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [3 ff.] 418 pp. [1 f.], plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped inlaid yellow morocco (J. Bretault).
Literary illustrations; portraits.
Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1883
Gustave Bord (bookplate); acquired in 1905 in Paris by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent