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dc.contributor.authorJeanjean, Marcelen_US
dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrées par Marcel Jeanjeanen_US
dc.identifier.other10254 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis lovely large-format two-stapled pamphlet of 20 pages is closely related to a slightly larger pamphlet of 16 pages published by La Maison du Cahier Béziers. In both, fully colored illustrations alternate with two-colored illustrations. Neither copy bothers with a title-page or date of publication. This pamphlet is an inch shorter and narrower, but its illustrations are the same size as those illustrations; the difference is in the size of the margins. This pamphlet is published by Sirven, not La Maison du Cahier Béziers. This edition uses all of the illustrations, both monochrome and fully colored, of that other edition but it presents them mirror-reversed. Only the ribboned banners bearing the title of each picture are not reversed. The artist's signatures are also newly placed. The order of fables is identical until about the middle of the pamphlet. The added pages lengthening this edition are The Monkey and the Cat and The Rat Who Retired from the World. This front cover lacks that booklet's picture of a child reading fables to animals and the back cover's dressed frog drinking water out of a cup while looking up at a dressed bull with a parasol. I continue to find Marcel Jeanjean a thoroughly delightful artist. My favorite among the illustrations remains the central two-page spread showing FK. I continue to think that I have a serious portion of Jeanjean's work somewhere -- whether on cards or in books -- but I cannot find more than a couple of examples and references in French fable illustration history books. Other fables here include TH; The Animals Sick from the Plague; WL; The Cat, the Weasel, and the Little Rabbit; The Fox and the Goat; and TMCM. I had asked when I catalogued that other book and had already ordered this one whether they would be the same book. I think I got a classic Yes and no answer!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.publisherB. Sirven Editeuren_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1808.A5 T68 1945en_US
dc.titleFables de La Fontaineen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationBeatrice Guerbeur, Castres, France, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €7.50en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $10.00en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US

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