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La Fontaine: Les Fables et les Bêtes
(Maison Mame, 1946)
A standard selection of eighteen La Fontaine fables with a full page of color for each fable. The color work on the title-page illustration of the fox in the grass is outstanding! Other good work is 39 (Le Coche et la ...
XX Fables de Jean de la Fontaine
(A l'Imprimerie artistique en couleurs, 1944)
A nicely executed book in very good condition. Sixteen two-color illustrations adorn the fables, including a country rat and a city rat (while TMCM is not included among the fables!) around the title. The best of the ...
Fabels van La Fontaine
(Prisma paperback: Spectrum, 1940)
Excellent reproductions of Grandville's engravings, better than in the 1946 first printing. Also a different cover. The last of these Dutch fables has a different translator, M. Nijhoff.
Jean de la Fontaine: Selected Fables
(Dover Publications, 1948)
Here is a favorite paperback of mine with lively illustrations, probably not quite as good as those in the Aesop edition Calder did in 1931. The illustrations are well reproduced. I will include six copies of this book ...
Fables Choisies de La Fontaine, V. I
(Editions des "Moulins d'AuvergneSauzet, 1944)
It is strange how a cover affects one's perception of a book. I bought this beautifully covered pair of volumes thinking that the illustrations must be significant. When I came to examine the books, I found the illustrations ...
Fables Choisies de La Fontaine, V. II
See my comments on the first volume, both paper and hardbound, and on the paperbound second volume. This time through my favorite illustrations were Le Cerf se voyant dans l'Eau (20); La jeune Veuve (32); and Les Poissons ...
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 ...
The Fables of La Fontaine
Here is an extra copy in poor condition and without a dust-jacket. There is some scotch-taping here. The Hellé four-color illustrations are done beautifully here (though often reversed, in different colors, and with some ...
6 Fables de Jean de La Fontaine
(Editions Marcel Besson, 1943)
This is a quarto card folder with illustrated paper covers. It contains six double-folded blue pages with a title on the front of each page. The center pages have text and full-page colored illustrations, with more text ...
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 ...