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A copy of the 1755-59 issue of Jean de la Fontaine’s ‘Fables choisies mises en vers’ – estimated at €150,000-250,000 at Christie’s Paris.

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One of a great many treasures on offer is a splendid copy of the 1755-59 issue of Jean de la Fontaine’s Fables choisies mises en vers illustrated with engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Bound as four volumes in red morocco gilt bearing the arms of the Comte d’Artois, the future Charles X, it is a copy in which all plates and ornaments are fully coloured.

Estimate €150,000-250,000.

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