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dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T19:28:39Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T19:28:39Z
dc.date.issued1839en_US
dc.identifier.other5041 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/80634
dc.description.abstractThis is an unusual--and an unusually expensive--little volume. It has its title clearly engraved in gold on its green cloth cover. There are 108 pages of verse fables without illustrations. Now, here is a pleasant surprise. The only thing that is not either title-page or fable texts is To the Public. Here the author describes this booklet as a pigmy balloon or, as we might say, trial balloon. Its fables are selected from a manuscript translation of the entire work of La Fontaine. A little checking in my records proved helpful. The writer is Elizur Wright, and this is a little precursor of his fine and important work. Maybe it was worth the high price after all! The translation of GA, the first fable here, is different from that in his later published work of 1841 and 1843, but the translations of other fables are the same.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRobert Louis Stevensonen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWeeks, Jordan and Companyen_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1811.E3 W7 1839en_US
dc.titleLa Fontaine: A Present for the Young From the Frenchen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationBostonen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Englishen_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991004471769702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationBrattle Booksen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $40.00en_US
dc.date.acquired2003-10en_US
dc.date.printed1839en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.printer.locationBostonen_US
dc.subject.local1La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1839


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