The Fables of La Fontaine
. Viking Press . NY ,
PQ1811.E3 M6 1954 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I have a copy of a first edition and apparently a first printing from May, 1954. Here is a second printing from June of the same year. As I write there, it is a huge and lovely book, without illustrations, with an index of titles and first lines in both English and French. I would like to keep coming back to this book. Most of LaFontaine I find on the longish side, and so I find many of these translations long. But the shorter ones are delightful and usable. For example: The Cock and the Pearl (31), FG with a fine moral (67), a Hen that laid golden eggs, with a very nicely pointed moral (111), The Horse and the Ass (131), and The Old Cat and the Young Mouse (284).