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    • Benjamin Rabier 

      François, Edouard (Pierre Horay. Paris, 1982)
      This book is not what I expected. I expected a overview of Rabier's life's work, including his editions of La Fontaine's fables (1906), the "Roman de Renard" (1909), and Florian's fables (1936) before he passed away in ...
    • Fables 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (L'École des Loisirs. Paris, 1977)
      A lovely find! I first saw these illustrations in the original as separate pages matted at Orrie's in St. Paul. The illustrations are ingenious multipart presentations. The reproductions are only adequate. The best may ...
    • Fables Comiques 

      Rabier, Benjamin (Librairie Garnier Frères. Paris, 1928)
      A treasure in very good condition. Twenty-two fables preceded by a photo of Rabier. The colored pictures are particularly funny, e.g., of the dead dog with paddles and wings (7), the masked rabbit (52-3), or the drunken ...
    • Fables de Florian 

      Florian (Librairie Garnier Frères[Librairie] Garnier. Paris, 1936)
      Here is an oversized canvas-bound book in very poor condition. Canvas-bound is an exaggeration because most of the canvas has disappeared. I keep the book in the collection because I have no other Rabier rendition of ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Jules Tallandier. Paris[France], 1906)
      Here is a later printing of a book I found printed in 1992 on a trip to Paris in 1997. In Paris again in 2009 and unsure whether I had this edition, I picked up another copy. This copy, which is printed in Italy rather ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Editions TallandierÉditions Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      Here is a good selection of Rabier's work, done by the same publisher that published his work originally. Here all of the illustrations are in color. There is a T of C at the end. 64 fables. It pays to compare and ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      Here is a second copy of this magnificent book! I keep it in the collection because both copies have seen extensive wear. This copy is better externally and the original copy from Bookhouse, Arlington, VA, in 1991 is ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Jules Tallandier. Paris[France], 1906)
      Here is a very nice selection of Rabier's work, done by the same publisher that published his work originally. True to the 1906 edition, the illustrations mix pages of black-and-white with pages of color. T of C at the ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      A magnificent book. 310 magnificent illustrations by Rabier, eighty-five in color. His freedom to arrange things often makes for an excellent series of views pertaining to a fable. Favorite illustrations of mine include ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1999)
      Here is an unusual find. There are many Rabier reprints. I have so many that I generally do not linger on them when they are offered. This edition turns out to be special. It is a limited, numbered (#31 of 10000) reprint ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine (Premiere et Deuxième Partie) 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      This looks at first acquaintance like the complete Rabier LaFontaine. A closer look reveals that it is a combination of the first and second of three parts. Ironically, those are the two independent parts that I already ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 1 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      At last a comprehensive reproduction of Rabier's La Fontaine! Rabier had followed LaFontaine's order more or less. This book follows Rabier's original strictly except for one section where three fables from Book I (The ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 2 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      See my comments on Volume 1. This volume takes TH and The Carter Stuck in the Mud from their place in Book VI and inserts them at its beginning, apparently in order to let the cover illustrate the first story inside the ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 3 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      See my comments on Volume 1. This volume switches the order of Le Coche et la Mouche and MM so as to present the latter, its cover picture, first. For its last fable, it imports Le Loup et le Renard from Book XI. I am ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine 4 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      See my comments on Volume 1. This volume begins with OF, for which the cover provides an illustration. Whence comes this illustration, since it is not from either the cover or the illustrations in the 1906 edition? Along ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine: Deuxième Partie 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Librairie Illustrée. Paris: Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      I had presumed when ordering this copy that it was another copy of a book which I already had. That presumption was wrong, as it has often been wrong before. This book has a different front cover, different different ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine: Deuxième Partie 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Librairie Illustrée. Paris: Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      This second volume (of three, I presume) presents a second group of fables stretching from IV 8 through VII 14. The same surprising little section in English appears at the lower left of the pre-title page: Published ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine: Première Partie 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Librairie Illustrée. Paris: Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      This volume, in poor condition, duplicates another already in the collection. It may be the earlier of the two. Several things are different. The color of the cover-boards is cream rather than white. The formatting of ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine: Première Partie 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Librairie Illustrée. Paris: Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      I had presumed when ordering this copy that it was another copy of a book which I already had. That presumption was wrong, as it has often been wrong before. This book has a different front cover, different quality paper, ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine: Première Partie 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Rabier, Benjamin (Librairie Illustrée. Paris: Jules Tallandier. Paris, 1906)
      This first volume (of three, I presume) presents the first seventy fables of La Fontaine, through IV 7, Le Singe et le Dauphin--which has some black-and-white illustration work typical of Rabier's lively and fun-loving ...