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Fables of La Fontaine
(Derby & Jackson, 1860)
One of the loveliest books I have. The leather, the gilding, and especially the illustrations are first-class. AI on xli (facing a great engraving of the animals at LaFontaine's tomb). Lovely title pages. Unfortunately ...
Select Fables from La Fontaine
(Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871)
I had not been aware that there was a classic Monvel in English. A real find! Hobbs (108) tells the story that Crane had submitted a fable book to the SPCK, which rejected it and created this import.
The Fables of La Fontaine
(George Bell and Sons, 1881)
This standard-seeming handy-sized edition of the Wright translation of LaFontaine without illustrations turns out to have a wonderful preface dated in 1881. The preface traces the history of Wright's translation. After ...