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    • 12 Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Editions BiotopÉditions BIOTOP. Paris, 2007)
      Interesting remake apparently of the 1993 miniature, with five black-and-white internal illustrations by Olivier Le Pahun. This edition adds a fable, takes away the illustrations, and substitutes for the front cover ...
    • 15 Fables Célèbres Racontées en Argot, Recueil No. 2 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Edicom Direct S.A.. Paris, 1988)
      Here is Volume II of fables in slang. I notice several curiosities. First, this was published in 1988, while my copy of Volume I was published in 1998. This volume has a larger format (about 7½ x 11). Though the publisher ...
    • 20 Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Librairie de France. Paris, 1927)
      Here is a serious addition to the collection. In each of the twenty instances, La Fontaine's text is matched with a contemporary full-page colored political cartoon by Jehan Sennep. These full-page cartoons are exquisitely ...
    • 20 fábulas de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Ruiz, Celia (Susaeta Ediciones. Madrid, 2012)
      This sturdy and engaging book gives Spanish reading children a great prose introduction to twenty of La Fontaine's best known fables with clear and specific morals. The migrant wolf on the cover makes a good symbol for ...
    • 30 Fables Choisies de Jean de la Fontaine 

      Game, Philippe; La Fontaine, Jean de; Michaud, Danielle (Editions Morena. Paris, 1995)
      This book is especially dear to me because it was found in the Souks or Flea Markets of Casablanca. Though we argued for some time, I could not get the seller to take much off the price of this book. Its approach to its ...
    • 30 Fables Choisies de Jean de la Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Game, Philippe; Michaud, Danielle (Editions Morena. Paris, 1995)
      Here is an extra copy of this book in excellent condition. This book is especially dear to me because it was found in the Souks or Flea Markets of Casablanca. Though we argued for some time, I could not get the seller ...
    • 50 Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Grasset Jeunesse. [Paris], 1992)
      The finely detailed primitive paintings recommend this book highly. They range from full page illustrations down to single figures taking part of a page. Among the best are those of the two old men asking for death, le ...
    • 50 Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Ricard, François (J. de Gigord éditeur,. Paris, 1933)
      Here is a lively student textbook from Canada in the period between the two world wars. There are plenty of footnotes with help on difficult vocabulary along the way. After each fable, there is an extended commentary in ...
    • 50 Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Ricard, François (J. De Gigord. Paris, 1954)
      Here is a second copy of a book I was already given in one form. That copy is listed under 1933. It was labeled a sixth edition of the 1933 original. This copy, internally identical, is dated 1954 without apparent ...
    • 6 Fables de Jean de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Editions Marcel Besson. Grenoble, 1943)
      This is a quarto card folder with illustrated paper covers. It contains six double-folded blue pages with a title on the front of each page. The center pages have text and full-page colored illustrations, with more text ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Rundell, J.B.; La Fontaine, Jean de; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. London and NY, 1869)
      This copy with a white cover joins two with green and blue covers, respectively. It has two remarkable features. First, it is inscribed in 1869. That fact makes it perhaps the clearest candidate for a first edition; I ...
    • Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel,; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de (J.H. Sears & Company. NY, 1920)
      This little book brims with questions. First, do I not recognize these covers of a boy and girl, respectively, reading? Next, how does this text expand the usual set of texts derived from Rundell (sometimes labelled ...
    • Après vous, M de La Fontaine . . . Contrefables 

      Gudule; La Fontaine, Jean de (Hachette Jeunesse. Paris, 2006)
      The author writes in the Avant-Propos: Par une suite en forme d'hommage, j'ai voulu, aujourd'hui, rendre justice aux victimes d'une tradition quelque peu contestable. Corbeaux, cigales, agneaux, belettes et petits lapins, ...
    • As fábulas de La Fontaine de São Vicente de Fora/Les fables de La Fontaine du monastère de Saint-Vincent à Lisbonne 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Martins, António Coimbra (Chandeigne/Nova Terra. LisboaParis/Lisbon, 2001)
      What a marvelous book! And what a marvelous place to present! I had never heard of this collection of tiles representing fables of La Fontaine. Thirty-eight of La Fontaine's fables are presented here in splendid groupings ...
    • As fábulas de La Fontaine de São Vicente de Fora/Les fables de La Fontaine du monastère de Saint-Vincent à Lisbonne 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Martins, António Coimbra (Gótica/Chandeigne. LisboaLisbon/Paris, 2001)
      I fell in love with this landscape-formatted book as soon as I saw it. I had not even known of the beautiful tile walls of the monastery that are pictured in photographs here. There are thirty-eight of these murals, as ...
    • Bajky LaFontaineovy S Obrazky Doreovymi 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Semerád, Čeněk (Kral. VinohradyKrál. Vinohrady. PraguePraha, 1928)
      Seventy-two fables on 72 pages, with a T of C at the end. This paperbound volume has a nice oval portait of La Fontaine on its cover. It is in only fair condition, and its binding is deteriorating.
    • The Best Fables of La Fontaine 

      Duke, Francis (translator); La Fontaine, Jean de (University Press of Virginia. Charlottesville, 1965)
      The translations seem to be well done--rhymed and colloquial enough. I am not sure where the best of the title comes in; the collection looks complete. The illustrations are few and primitive.
    • The Book of Fables Containing Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger,; La Fontaine, Jean de (F.M. Lupton Publishing Company. NY, 1905)
      I have at least four other Lupton editions. All use the same text for the fables. All begin the text of a group of later fables on 159. All four lack a page 157-8. Among those four copies, this book is most similar to ...
    • Brian Wildsmith's Favourite Fables 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Wildsmith, Brian (Oxford University Press. Oxford, 2008)
      This substantial large-format paperback brings together the five fables Wildsmith did earlier, all of which are already in this collection. I am surprised to learn from the back-cover-flap that a Wildsmith Museum was ...
    • Cent Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Maïofiss, Michel; Novarino, Albine (Omnibus. Paris, 2004)
      This is a fascinating concept. Each of the hundred fables presented here includes La Fontaine's text, presented with a bowed margin. Each also includes at least one black-and-white photograph, the kind one can often ...