LALANNE, François-Xavier. Quelques Fables de La Fontaine. Illustrated with 19 etchings by François-Xavier Lalanne. Folio. 380 x 285 mm, loose as issued in publisher's wrappers and slipcase. Paris: Les Presses de Serendip, 2002.
A pristine copy of this wonderful collection of some of La Fontaine's lesser know fables, including 'La Chatte métamorphosée en Femme', 'La Femme noyée', 'La Fortune et le Jeune Enfant', 'Le Mulet se vantant de sa généalogie', 'L'Amour et la Folie'. The illustrations are the work of Jean Francois Lalanne, half of the legendary duo known as Les Lalanne, although they rarely collaborated on individual pieces, and as here, François-Xavier preferred to create pieces inspired by the animal kingdom, while Claude favoured the botanical. One of 65 copies with each etching and the colophon initialed by Lalanne.
Item nr. 169095