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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 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 ...
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 ...
(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.
Fables de M. De Florian
(L'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Ainé, 1792)
Here is a wonderfully surprising find. Two years earlier I exulted over finding a first edition Florian for $125. Here is a larger version of the same edition for $39! It has the same date, title, and publisher but is ...