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dc.contributor.authorJean de La Fontaine and Florianen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorLeRoy, Maurice Lemainque, LeRallie, et alen_US
dc.identifier.other11396 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is perhaps the largest of the 17 books I have published by Gordinne. It has many of the features typical of Gordinne, like monochrome pages done in a variety of ink colors and styles interspersed with full-colored pages, many of the latter in the second half of the book signed by "LeRoy." There is regularly a picture frame around the text of a fable. The canvas spines of these 80 year old books are typically deteriorating. Texts are generally on the left and illustrations on the right-hand page. There are rare substitutions of a text on a right-hand page, as on many of the "1" pages beginning various sections. The composition of this book seems particularly haphazard. I count nine sections with pages numbered and several unpaginated sections. The opening section runs through 50 numbered pages. Six unpaginated pages follow, after which come 129-130. All the other sections from there begin over again with a page 1. Identifying this publication becomes more difficult because its first interior title is "Fables Choisies de La Fontaine et Florian." Its cover's title is "Fables Choisies pour les Petits," a title I do not find in our collection for any other Gordinne publication. A frequent artist for the monochrome illustrations is Maurice Lemainque. His signature is reversed on "49" and a late "13" for "Les Deux Bacheliers." I doubt that that is the only repeated story and image in this publication! One late full-colored picture is signed "LeRallie." There is a wide variety of styles in both the monochrome and full-colored sets of illustrations. Last pages of sections frequently have at their bottom "Imprimé en Belgique et Édité par Gordinne a Liége (Belgique)" and "Dessins d'Artistes Français." The last page adds the date 1937.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaine and Florian
dc.titleFables Choisies de La Fontaine et Florian [cover: Fables Choisies pour les Petits]en_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationintercontinentalpig through Ebayen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: £3en_US
dc.cost.usCost: 3.85en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaine and Florian

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