FABLES De La Fontaine by Labert Sauveur 1877 (French)
FABLES DE LA FONTAINE. By Labert Sauveur, Published by R. W. Christern, New York, 1877.
Literature & Fiction - Fairy Tales & Fantasy
Jean de La Fontaine collected fables from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Eastern, and adapted them into French free verse. They were issued under the general title of Fables in several volumes from 1668 to 1694 and are considered classics of French literature. Humorous, nuanced and ironical, they were originally aimed at adults but then entered the educational system and were required learning for school children.
Hardcover. Dark green with gilt spine title. String binding just slightly broken otherwise secure, and light cover wear. About 7-1/2 x 5 with 276 pages. Stated fifth edition. Text in French.