A Hundred Fables of LaFontaine
Billinghurst, Percy J
La Fontaine, Jean de
. John Lane The Bodley Head . London
PQ1811.E3 B5 1920 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A beautiful book in very good condition, scarce in dust jacket as Midway's note proclaims. The cover under the fine dust jacket is beautifully colored. Apparent companion to the Lane/Dodd and Mead A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1898/1924). I can find no repeaters between the two books. My 1900 date for the first edition comes from Lindseth. I have two reproductions of this book: 1983 and 1988. The best of the illustrations are Death and the Woodman (56), The Council Held by the Rats (62), The Rat and the Oyster (114, the best of all), and The Rats and the Weasels (198). A magnificent find!