Engraved illustrated titlepage on laid paper, 150 x 115mm. 6 x 4½". Full margins.
The lettering enclosed in a decorative cartouche made up of reedy fronds with birds perched throughout, supported by a classical architectural fragment. The book includes 42 plates and a plan, in addition to this titlepage. The plates are chiefly of the fountains in the Labyrinth at the Palace of Versailles, which represent some of Ęsop's fables. The English translation of the verse and of C. Perrault's prose descriptions is by Daniel Bellamy (b. 1687); the editor is Bellamy the younger (d. 1788).
National Art Library (V&A) G.28.Z.24; for a plate from the book see ref. 27042
[Ref: 26900] £45.00