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dc.contributor.authorNo Authoren_US
dc.contributor.illustratorFigures, Ornées deen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T15:39:04Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T15:39:04Z
dc.date.issued1830en_US
dc.identifier.other10344 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/76328
dc.description.abstractThis is a lovely compact volume of lvj + 494 pages. Though it seems exactly the book that Bodemann #214 has in mind, down to Hadamard in Metz as its printer, there are some curious discrepancies and issues. The biggest is that Bodemann claims that there are thirteen plates. I agree with the seller that there are rather 48 engravings on 24 plates. Secondly, Bodemann shows a frontispiece involving a monument to La Fontaine. There is no frontispiece here. A third discrepancy is that Bodemann claims that the numbers given with each illustration fit not this volume but the 1812 original edition. The numbers in this copy fit perfectly with the illustrations in this copy. She also refers to fable verses given with the images; there are none of these here. A further issue is that Bodemann lists the book, not under the date indicated on the title-page here, 1830, but rather under 1812 and says simply that this is a new edition with illustrations done after illustrations that appeared first in 1812. She makes, however, no reference to what that edition might have been, and nothing listed in Bodemann under 1812 fits this book. The rectangular illustrations, two to a page, are remarkably clearly rendered here. TMCM (frontispiece) has the rats scampering along the top shelf of a pantry as a maid reaches up near them. FS (24) follows a classic pattern for this fable, with a bulging transparent globe in the illustration's center. The Horse and the Ass (396) is both strong and typical of these fine illustrations. This book is a lucky find!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.publisherChez Corbet Ainé, Libraireen_US
dc.titleFables de La Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationParisen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationMarco Panella, Brattleboro, VT, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $120.00en_US
dc.date.acquired2014-10en_US
dc.date.printed1830en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.identifier.bodemannBodemann identifier #214.1en_US
dc.printer.locationMetz, Franceen_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1830


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