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LaFontaine: Selected Fables
(Viking Press, 1979)
Michie's poetry seems sprightly. Grandville's illustrations really are a treasure-house. Unfortunately, they are not very well rendered here and are rather small. The quality of printing of the illustrations seems to ...
Fables de Lafontaine: Imagerie d'Épinal
(Imagerie d'Épinal Pellerin & Cie,Pellerin & Companie, 1850?)
The helpful person at Roe and Moore convinced me that this is a hand-colored Épinal from before the age of chromolithography. Its seven images are breathtaking! I recognize two from having them on Épinal plates. Thus I ...
Once Again, La Fontaine: Sixty More Fables
(Wesleyan University Press: University Press of New England, 2000)
Shapiro and Schorr are at it again! This marks their third book together on La Fontaine. It is, I believe, another triumph. The translations are crisp. I enjoyed, for example, The Charlatan (115). I am surprised at ...
Fables from La Fontaine, Including His Life of Aesop.
A good selection of Oudry (twenty illustrations, one for each fable here), but the reproductions are not as sharp as I would have hoped. Kitty Muggeridge is Malcolm's wife; her vita is on the back flyleaf. The life of ...
The Father, his Son and their Donkey/Hermes and the Wood-cutter/The Rich Man and his Servant.
(Oxford University Press, 1971)
Nice changes inculturate these fables: Ibrahim and Ali are given native skin and clothing. Hermes becomes the god of a river. The servant and the rich man con each other.
(L'École des Loisirs, 1977)
A lovely find! I first saw these illustrations in the original as separate pages matted at Orrie's in St. Paul. The illustrations are ingenious multipart presentations. The reproductions are only adequate. The best may ...
One Hundred Fables by La Fontaine
(Ginn and Company, 1906)
A helpful little book inscribed in Cambridge. I think the book's first gift lies in its identification of one hundred of LaFontaine's 238 fables for special attention. The copious English notes at the rear help someone ...
The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by La Fontaine
(Franklin Watts, 1964)
A beautiful book in excellent condition. Wildsmith's best illustrations of the three books of his that I have. The question of the bet is Let's both try [to] blow it off his back. What nonsense! Complete with an ...
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 ...
Jean de La Fontaine: Fables
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2001)
By chance I passed by Olsson's in Bethesda between visits to used book stores, and I found this lovely recent book. It combines the excellent work of de la Nézière, both in color and in black-and-white, with the good verse ...