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Fables de Florian
(P. Rouquette, Éditeur, 1882)
This is a fine little (4¼ x 6?) book of Florian's fables with a lovely binding of leather and marbled boards. Its special quality is its illustrations (about 2¼ x 1½) in three states, separated by slipsheets. The ...
Phosphatine Falières Trade Cards
(Edite par la Phosphatine FalièresPhosphantine Falières, 1910)
This is a handmade book containing 22 of 24 trade cards issued by Phosphatine Falières presenting Florian's fables. Cards 1 and 10 are missing. As it happens, I have twenty-two of the cards of this series; all twenty-two ...
Fables de M. de Florian
(Delarue Librarie-éditeur,Delarue, Libraire-Éditeur, 1850)
As was true of the LaFontaine edition I have from the same publisher, I cannot find this work in Bodemann, though Pauquet is mentioned four times there for other editions. There is no mention in Bodemann of either Emy or ...
Fabulas de Mr. Florian Traducidas Libremente al Castellano por Don Gaspar Zavala y Zamora y Adornadas con 52 Estampas Finas
(Don Luciano Vallin, 1809)
The first thing one notices about this charming old book is the heavy presence of wormholes. Pages 21-28 are lost, including the five interpaginated, full-page plates that go with them. Though the fables here are divided ...
Fables de Florian. Églogues et Contes en Vers
(Librairie pittoresque de la jenunesseLibrairie pittoresque de la jeunesse, 1852)
The title goes on: Ruth, Tobie, Le Chien d'Espagne, Le Chien de Chasse. I am delighted to see Wolfgang Metzner agree with my impression that the fable illustrations here often imitate Grandville (Bodemann, #321,1). His ...
Florian's Fables Book V
(E. Ponsonby et al, 1894)
Here is a handy little volume that could be a distinct help the next time I work with Florian. There are 34 pages of texts and commentary, followed by an unpaginated 36-page vocabulary. The notes beginning on 24 are ...
Fables de Florian II
(Éditions Studio Raber, 1947)
A lovely little book in a set of two, 4¾ x 4¼. Fifty-two fables plus an epilogue, with ten very nice two-color illustrations. These latter are: Le Renard Deguisé (6), Le Renard qui preche (16), L'Aigle et la Colombe (16), ...
Fables de Florian I
(Editions du Studio RaberÉditions Studio Raber, 1947)
A lovely little book in a set of two, 4¾ x 4¼. Fifty-five fables and ten very nice two-color illustrations. These latter are: La Fable et la Verité (6), Le Roi et les deux Bergers (20), Le Calife (20), La Mort (30), Le ...
Fables de Florian, Nouvelle Édition, revue, corrigée et suivie de Tobie et de Ruth
(L.F. Hivert, LibraireLibrairie Classique de Mme Ve Maire-Nyon, 1838)
This little book, 3½ x 5½, contains all 110 of Florian's fables. I would not have thought that Florian's fable corpus could fit into such a small volume. It has a once-beautiful leather binding that is significantly eaten ...
(The Hillside Press, 1970)
Nicely executed miniature. Nine fables, each with an illustration. The translator is the same as in my 1888 version. Florian's fables still strike me as preachy: there is little action and plenty of moralizing talk.