The Twelve de la Fontaine Fables as Painted in the Dining Saloon M.V. Dalerdijk
La Fontaine, Jean de
. Holland-America Line . [S.l]
PQ1808.A1 1950c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This pamphlet (4½ x 6½) contains a black-and-white illustration and an English text in rhyming couplets for each of twelve La Fontaine fables. They include: FC, Death and the Woodcutter, The two Bulls and the Frog, UP, The Horse seeking vengeance on the Stag, GGE, MM, The two Cocks, The Women and the Secret, The Two Doves, The Acorn and the Gourd, and 2W. The last illustration may be among the best. The illustrations are done in a late art deco style, like much of post-WWII Eastern European art. All I know now of the texts is that they are from neither Wright nor Moore. The woodcutter says to death Help me to load . . . That's all I have to say/Just now: for soon I know you'll come again (7). There may be a typo on 12, where of appears when off would make more sense. The booklet is in good condition.