LA FONTAINE (J. de) - MERCURE GALANT: Recueil... - Lot 78 - Osenat

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LA FONTAINE (J. de) - MERCURE GALANT: Recueil... - Lot 78 - Osenat
LA FONTAINE (J. de) - MERCURE GALANT: Recueil factice de 6 extraits du "Mercure Galant" contenant sept pièces de La Fontaine, reliés en une plaquette petit in-12 vélin moderne (Pagnant) . Original edition of seven plays by La Fontaine (the titles of the "Mercure Galant" are retained for two of them) first published in the "Mercure Galant": 1/-Ballade au Roy, pages 167 to 172 of the January 1684 Mercure Galant. Ballade au Roy "Roy vraiment Roy" was written by La Fontaine to Louis XIV to ask him to authorize his reception into the Académie. 2/- Les Compagnons d'Ulysse, pages 105 to 114 of the Mercure galant of December 1690. This fable, dedicated to Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne, was inserted in Book VII of the second part of the Fables ; 3/ Les Deux Chèvres, pages 237 to 240 of the Mercure galant of February 1691. This fable, modified, will be inserted in the second part of the Fables in Book VII; 4/ Le Thésauriseur et le Singe, Pages 111 to 114 of the Mercure galant of March 1691. Will also appear in Book VII of the second part of the Fables; 5/ La Ligue des rats, pages 241 to 244 of the Mercure galant of December 1692. This fable will appear in Book VII of the second part of the Fables; 6/Vers à la Manière de Neu-Germain. Ballade under the name of hardy given by the soldiers to Monseigneur le Dauphin. Pages 25 to 30 of "Recueil de divers ouvrages faits à la gloire de Monseigneur le Dauphin, sur la prise de Philisbourg", 1688. 2 pieces signed La Fontaine, extremely rare, of which Rochambeau only knew copies from the library of F. Lachèvre (Rochebillière 24, 25, 25B, 26 for the first 4 texts). Extremely rare collection of original editions by La Fontaine.
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