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dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorDeluermoz, Henrien_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrées de lithographies par Henri Deluermozen_US
dc.identifier.other5494 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractDeluermoz died in November of 1943. He had finished lithographs for the first twenty-five of the fifty fables of La Fontaine here. The last twenty-five, according to the colophon, have been illustrated after Deluermoz' original designs, reproduced by L. Maccard and printed by Georges Leblanc under the artistic direction of Georges Gobo. The first twenty-five had been printed by G. Dorfinant. Thus the title-page gives 1943 as the year of publication, but the colophon indicates that the book was completed in 1944. The lithographs, strong on tans and browns, include one larger half-page illustration per fable and, usually, one smaller design at the fable's end. This copy (Number 63) was printed for Monsieur Marcel Funereau. As strong as the lithographs are, I find in them little specific insight into the fables. For me the most attractive of the large designs are the simplest, like Le Berger et la Mer on 41, L'Ane et le petit Chien on 57, and Les Deux Chèvres on 98. The one exception to this observation may be Le Cheval et le Loup on 68: it suggests the kick to the jaw very effectively! My eye is caught by the concluding designs, like the spider's web in the spidery tree on 16: it has caught the proud mosquito who triumphed over the lion. Again, I enjoy the desperate ass and rider from SS on 21. There is a T of C at the end. How many art books were being produced in Paris in 1943 and 1944?en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityR. Benzen_US
dc.publisherLe Livre Contemporainen_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1808.A1 1944en_US
dc.titleFables Choisies Mises en Vers par Jean de la Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationLibrairie Ici Aussi, Parisen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €291.46en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $250.00en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3#63 of 130 copies, brochure, boxeden_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de la Fontaineen_US

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