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Fables for the Frivolous (With Apologies to La Fontaine)
(Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899)
A real find. Maybe the best wit goes into the titles, like The Precipitate Cock and the Unappreciated Pearl. The wit in the rhyming texts sometimes gets lost in particulars unknown to us. The Confiding Peasant and the ...
Les plus belles Fables de La Fontaine
(L. Martinet: Librairies-Imprimeries RéuniesLibrairies-Imprimeries Réunies L. Martinet,, 1890)
Bodemann 368.2. This book is closest to La Fontaine: Fables Choisies (Bodemann 368.3), which I have listed under 1900? Other members of the family include the two volumes of Imagerie Artistique (Bodemann 368.1), which I ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Belin FrèresBelin Fréres, 1890)
A routine, simple complete edition of La Fontaine's fables in poor to satisfactory condition. AI at the back.
Fables of La Fontaine with Moving Pictures
(Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1890)
This fragile treasure is disintegrating as I write! It is a lovely find. It includes six operable pictures with a tab at the bottom to make the character(s) move. FS still operates perfectly and is the most complex of ...
Fables de La Fontaine Enrichies de Gravures
(J.B. Rolland & Fils, 1890)
This is one of the legion of French editions whose title-page claims dans laquelle on aperçoit d'un coup d'oeil la moralité de la fable. It is an undistinguished 306-page text for students with a T of C at the end except ...
Fables de la Fontaine
(Alfred Mame et Fils, 1890)
A beautiful little volume in better condition than my two later copies of the same book. 105 small but excellent engravings besides the frontispiece. Among the best are the illustrations of Death and the woodman (57), ...
Fables de la Fontaine(?)
(A. Quantin et CompanieA. Quantin inprimeur-editeur,, 1890)
A curious book. A whole set of blank pages of different paper quality is inserted before 29 and after the close of the book, where one learns that Quantin at least printed the book. This book may represent the worst ...
Fables Choisies de La Fontaine
(William R. Jenkins Co., 1892)
There are fifty fables with helpful notes in this small school reader. T of C at the end. The seller, Tom Hopper, noted wistfully that he would like to learn French and Latin to read books like these.
Fables de J. de la Fontaine
(Paul Bernardin, 1890)
This little book exactly matches three others that I have, but they were all published by Bernardin-Béchet et Fils. Their dates are 1869, 1875, and 1885. Those dates have suggested the date of 1890. I presume that ...
Fables de la Fontaine, Album No. 1
(Imagerie de Pont-à-Mousson, Louis Vagné, Imp.-Édit, 1890)
This find complements in size and format the copy I found of Album No. 2 in 1999. It pays to keep looking! I had guessed at a date for that book of 1910. I guess 1890 for this book, even though the eBay seller, who ...