Fables de La Fontaine avec Les Commentaires de Coste, Vol. II
La Fontaine, Jean de
. Chez Billois, Libraire, quai des Augustins . Paris
PQ1808.A3C6 1810 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This lovely little pair of volumes seems to be a reprinting of Bodemann #135.11, published in 1802. They are small in size, 3½ x 5½. The illustrations seem to be done after Oudry, though, as the Bodemann comment indicates, decorative elements seem to be left out. A good sampling of the illustrations here might include MM (22) and L'Ours et l'Amateur des Jardins (54). Accurate depiction of animals is not one of the strengths of this visual artist! These volumes formerly belonged to the Kensington Public Libraries. The covers are separating, and the spine-covers have all but disappeared.