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La Fontaine: Fables, Tome II
(Libraire-Editeur Papyria Soc. An., 1946)
Here is a major triumph and a major stroke of luck. Earlier this year, I catalogued Volume I of this two-volume edition and mentioned that it set me on a search for the other volume. How lucky I am to have found it on ...
La Fontaine Stories Translated into Armenian (translated title)
(Aprahamyan Basimevi, 1949)
This pamphlet contains perhaps eight small illustrations. Let me say something about them. The frontispiece is a standard bust of La Fontaine. On 25, are those figures Baucis and Philemon? Might the illustration on 35 ...
La Fontaine: Fables Choisies
(Les Éditions de la Nouvelle France, 1946)
This book got me in touch with Mike, who works as a volunteer selling old books for charity. Sometimes he notices books that could draw more and puts them on Ebay. I got lucky! There are forty-seven of La Fontaine's ...
Etonnantes Histoires de Bêtes d'apres Monsieur de la Fontaine
(Les Editions Leclercq, 1947)
Here is a truly unusual oversized book. Its formula for each of ten fables involves from ten to fourteen pages. On these there are several black-and-white full-page illustrations and many small one-color designs interwoven ...
Jean de la Fontaine: Selected Fables
(The Quadrangle Press, 1948)
At last a first edition of this lovely book. A beautiful book with a full or half-page illustration for each of its thirty-six fables, plus twelve vignettes. Good satirical verse, though sometimes with unusual vocabulary. ...
Tiergeschichten nacherzählt aus den berühmten Fabeln des Dichters La Fontaine, Band II (Spine: Onkel Max erzählt Fabeln)
(Verlag Papyria A.G., 1945)
I thought I knew this book when it showed up. Less than a year ago I found its French version, La Fontaine: Fables, Tome II, which was published in 1946. The publishing house, place, and number remain the same. Onkel ...
Les Fables de La Fontaine
(Dargaud S.A. Éditeur, 1946)
One of the most playful books I have seen in a while. Sections of La Fontaine's text are numbered to correspond to cartoon pictures. There is lots of wit here. A steam kettle boiling in one picture (DW) is smelled in ...
Fables de La Fontaine I
(La Bonne Compagnie, 1946)
A beautiful find. I am surprised to see the French publishing industry able to do a book like this so soon after the war. The aquarelles are unfortunately almost completely devoid of narrative content; they end up often ...
Fabels van La Fontaine
(Prisma paperback: Spectrum, 1940)
Poorer reproductions of Grandville's engravings than in the 1976 third printing. Also a different cover. The last of these Dutch fables has a different translator, M. Nijhoff.
Fabelen van de la Fontaine voor de Jeugd.
(G.B. van Goor Zonen, 1940)
A lovely edition, which seems to come from the library of the author/illustrator himself. Lively and witty orange-and-black illustrations, with some silhouettes included. Notice the rock-throwing bear on 35. T of C at the end.