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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 ...
Die Fabeln von Jean de la Fontaine
This is a strange and dear book. It consists of what is left of an edition of fables using Grandville's illustrations. In fact, the printer's designs around the fable numbers remind me of those in the first three editions ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Garnier Frères, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1868)
What a master Grandville is! These three packagings of the same volume show a nice variety. The Walden volume is the best, with a green-and-red marbled binding embossed in gold, gilt page-edges, and marvelously preserved ...