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dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine, Jean deen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobert, A. C. Men_US
dc.contributor.illustratorLegrand, Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T19:55:25Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T19:55:25Z
dc.date.issued1825en_US
dc.identifier.other6610 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/81929
dc.description.abstractI already have a copy of this book. This second copy differs in one essential respect: It adds a name under La Fontaine's picture in the frontispiece! How curious! It differs in other respects, too. It has no slipsheet facing that picture. It has smaller margins, more evenly cut pages, poorer paper, and a simpler binding. It once belonged to the Princeton University Library, where it seems to have been taken out once, in 1929. Finally, it cost about one-fifth of the finer version that I found in 1991. I will include some of my remarks on that earlier find. Robert's claim is to have collected, with each LaFontaine fable, the Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, German, English, Dutch, and Oriental treatments of the same matter done before LaFontaine. Volume I offers thirty-two careful engravings from Ysopet I and seven from Ysopet-Avionnet, with four inferior examples from Ysopet II for contrast--all rendered by Paul Legrand from the fourteenth-century manuscripts. The illustrations are indexed on ix. The best of them: Renard and Corbel (Pl. 1), OF (2), TMCM (7), The Oak and the Reeds (11), The Monkey Judge (14), The Hares and the Frogs (18), The Old Lion (23), The Ass and the Lapdog (25), FM (27), The Fox and the Painted Head (29), The Horse and the Lion (35; do not miss 35 bis from Ysopet II), and The Monkey Mother (38). The volume begins with a long essay on LaFontaine's predecessors (xiii-ccxl). A labor of love!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityA.C.M. Roberten_US
dc.languagefreen_US
dc.publisherEtienne Cabinen_US
dc.subject.lccPQ1808.A3 R6 1825en_US
dc.titleFables Inédites des XIIe, XIIIe et XIVe Siècles et Fables de la Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationParisen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_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=991003811929702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationRobert Weinstein, Upland, CA, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $12.50en_US
dc.date.acquired2008-10en_US
dc.date.printed1825en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1825


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