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Fables de La Fontaine

Illustrated by J. J. Grandville (Isidore-Adolphe Gèrard) (French, 1803–1847), Drawing by Auguste Desperet (French, died in 1865), Engraved by Robert-François-Richard Brend'amour (French, 1831–1915), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Alfred Mame et Fils (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Tours, France


Overall: 18.9 x 12.7 x 3.2 cm (7 7/16 x 5 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 241 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1887) Octavo; x, 512 pp.; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Fable illustrations.

Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1887


Samuel Cabot (bookplate), by whom given to MFA, September 13, 1945.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Samuel Cabot