LaFontaine: Selected Fables: Uncorrected Proof.
Grandville, J. J
La Fontaine, Jean de
. Allen Lane . London
PQ1811.E3 M5 1979b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a fascinating little paperbound volume. The double paperbound covers are identical with those in the adjacent listing for Viking's hardbound. The inside (paper) cover has the illustration (of the eagle, hare, and beetle) that appears on the title-page of both the Viking and the Allen Lane editions. The first page has an AL symbol, and the title-page lists Allen Lane as the publisher, as does its obverse. The T of C has 00 rather than xxx for the translator's note. The last paragraph of the translator's note on xxx is slightly different. The book as a package includes some anomalies, e.g. that the dust jacket says Printed in U.S.A. while the back of the title-page says printed by Western Printing Services Ltd, Bristol. My, what one finds! As to the contents, see my comments on the Viking edition.