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Fables de la Fontaine
(Maison Alfred Mame et Fils, 1926)
An instant favorite! I had never known of this book, which is not in Bassy. It is in good condition except for a weakening spine and some damage to the cover. Sixty fables with a T of C at the end. Sixteen full-page ...
More Fables of La Fontaine
(William Heinemann Ltd., 1925)
This is a less expensive version of the signed, numbered first edition I found from John & Carole Ansley in New Zealand. This book has smaller margins and is thus perhaps .25 smaller in each dimension. It has a blue cloth ...
Fables de La Fontaine: Cent Fables Choisies
(Librairie Renouard, 1925)
This is the third distinct copy I have of this work, one of the most beautiful books in the collection. Apparently unknown to standard bibliographers like Quinnam, Hobbs, and Bassy, it is in my favorite private collection. ...
Fifty Fables from La Fontaine
(Oxford University Press, 1928)
The rhymes are fun for the few I have checked so far. A pleasant little book. Use the beginning T of C: the fables are not in LaFontaine's order.
Reynard the Fox and Other Fables
(P.F. Volland, 1925)
This book uses the illustrations of the Volland 1918 Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks (see my listing for 1918/24?) and puts them now with prose stories rather than the verse used there. Most fables also get new titles. ...
La Fontaine: Fables
(Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1925)
A lovely little volume containing sixty fables, all but one (the first: GA) with a very engaging black-and-white silhouette. Some of my favorite little silhouettes include the cover/frontispiece illustration of Aesop ...
Fables de La Fontaine
Bodemann describes the book very well (#409) and lists it as ca. 1921. I find no date indicated in this book, but I have no doubt that this is the first edition of a book I have loved for a long time, first through Whitman's ...
Bajky LaFontaineovy S Obrazky Doreovymi
(Kral. VinohradyKrál. Vinohrady, 1928)
Seventy-two fables on 72 pages, with a T of C at the end. This paperbound volume has a nice oval portait of La Fontaine on its cover. It is in only fair condition, and its binding is deteriorating.
Fables de la Fontaine: Édition a l'Usage de la Jeunesse
(Librairie DelagraveLibrarie Delagrave, 1925)
How many thousands of copies of books like this are sitting in French attics?! It includes twenty indifferent renderings of great Oudry illustrations, but its special charm is that it was a prize. The embossed cover ...
Un Petit Bréviaire de la Sagesse: Fables de la Fontaine
(Eugène Figuière & Cie, 1920)
The excellent small illustrations caught my eye in this lovely little book, starting with the detail of GA on the cover: a dog faces a cold young woman with long blond hair and a guitar strung over her back. The fuller ...