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dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorMatéja, Illustrations deen_US
dc.identifier.other6352 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is the work of a very lively children's artist! It is one of the books I would not likely find in this country. Living in Europe for a summer gave me the chance to find things on French and German eBay from dealers who normally would not ship to the USA. The title-page's picture is a nice illustration of a rat in tails reading a La Fontaine book under a tree with a snail looking on. The rat's cane and top-hat lie nearby. Twenty-one fables get one or two-pages each, each with at least one highly colorful illustration. The precision of the color work varies from page to page and even within a single illustration. Among the best illustrations are FC, LS, FS, UP, and GA. The tortoise in TH is a fully clad society lady, with full skirt, cape, and bonnet. Le Cheval et lAne has a good pose for both its main characters. Cat, rabbit, and weasel are on the front cover, and a couple of society mice with a servant-mouse holding a parasol on the back cover. Are we to presume that these latter characters come from the Town Rat's world? The endpapers feature a lovely dance of characters from the fables. This book has acquired a strong old-book fragrance!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLa Fontaineen_US
dc.publisherÉditions Garnier Frèresen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ24.2.L3 Fab 1955fen_US
dc.titleFables de La Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationcj650_0 through eBay while I was in Europeen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €1.99en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $3.00en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1La Fontaineen_US

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