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Fables de J. de la Fontaine
(Librarie de S.R. UrbinoS.R. Urbino, Libraire, 1870)
A handy little volume of the complete fables. Very good paper. The engravings are nicely done--but most lack sparkle. The best are of the monkey and dolphin (120) and of the miser's hole (135). Identical with the 1875 ...
La Fontaine's Fables Now First Translated from the French By Robert Thomson With Elegant Engraved Figures, Vol. III
(Chenu, Libraire-Editeur, 1806)
See my comments on Volume I. Now all pages are white. Frontispiece is a rectangular portrait of La Fontaine. Books VII to IX, followed by a T of C. Here there are fourteen of the smaller duplicate illustrations: VII 1 ...
La Fontaine's Fables Now First Translated from the French By Robert Thomson With Elegant Engraved Figures, Vol. IV
(Chenu, Libraire-Editeur, 1806)
See my comments on Volume I. All pages are white. Frontispiece is a portrait of La Fontaine without a geometric frame. Books X to XII, followed by the epilogue which La Fontaine placed at the end of VI, and a T of C for ...
Fables de La Fontaine, Vol. I, avec l'Éloge de la Fontaine par Chamfort
(D. JouaustLibrairie des Bibliophiles, 1885)
Pretty little books with part-calf and part-marbled covers, lovely marbled end-papers, and place-marking ribbons. Le Rat's six illustrations here are I 19 Boy and Pedant, II 17 Peacock and Juno, III 1 MSA, IV 18 Old Man ...
Fables de La Fontaine, Vol. II, avec l'Éloge de la Fontaine par Chamfort
(D. Jouaust, 1885)
See my comments on Vol. I. Le Rat's six illustrations here are VII 9 MM, VIII 2 Cobbler and the Financier, IX 9 Oyster and the Litigants, X 10 Fish and the Flute-playing Shepherd, XI 8 Old Man and the Three Young Men, and ...
La Fontaine's Fables Now First Translated from the French By Robert Thomson, Vols. III-IV
(Chenu, Libraire, 1806)
Compare this book with the latter two of the four volumes in my Chenu edition with multiple illustrations. The setup of the title-page has changed in several ways. There is of course no mention here of Elegant Engraved ...
Fables de La Fontaine, Vol. I, avec de nouvelles gravures executées en relief
(Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1811)
This pair of volumes represents quite a little find. As I learned from a David O'Neal offering of the books, this edition represented a first in printing history. Duplat's experiment in relief engraving in stone combined ...
The Fables of La Fontaine
(H.M. Caldwell Co., 1881)
This handy-sized edition of the Wright translation of LaFontaine with frontispiece of La Fontaine and three illustrations has a curious place in the history of Wright editions. Apparently it reproduces the preface and ...
Fables de La Fontaine.
(J. De Gigord, 1874)
Any book in its thirty-fifth edition has to be a winner! Good short notes in French with the texts. Many fables of Florian, and a few each from seven other fabulists. Some ink spots.
Oeuvres Complete de La Fontaine Vol 2
(Garnier Frères, 1872)
A second beautifully bound volume, containing the last six books of fables and the usual appended works. Four illustrations, unattributed: Madame de la Sabliere, The Fish and the Flautist, and Daphnis and Alcimadure ...