The Fox And The Stork And Other La Fontaine Fables.
La Fontaine, Jean de
. Grolier Society . NY
PZ8.2.L134 Se 1967 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Surprise! When I bought this, I thought it was the 1967 Grolier edition that I already have (Fables of La Fontaine), with illustrations by Gustave Doré. Now that I have brought it home, I see that it contains the lively colored illustrations of Boutet de Monvel. There are five fables: FS, FG, WS (with a crane), LM, and TMCM (the latter two with rats, of course). For each, there are many illustrations one to a page rather than the several illustrations grouped on one page in the original Boutet de Monvel book (1871). There are here, e.g., nine illustration-pages (matched with nine text-pages) for FS, whereas Monvel originally had twelve illustrations and all the text on two pages. The very last page lists books from Grolier, including the red Doré edition mentioned above, the blue 1967 Aesop by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by Tenniel and Wolf, and this brown volume, listed as Five Fables of La Fontaine. It is strange that the publishing company does not follow its own title, as it is printed on the title page, cover, and spine!