Les plus belles Fables de La Fontaine en relief et en musique.
Les plus belles Fables de La Fontaine en relief et en musique. Editions Lucos. Pop-up. Paperbound. Mulhouse: Lucos: Le Petit Ménestral: Editions Lucien Adés. $19.98 from Claude Bru Valois, through eBay, Feb., '11.
This is a worthy combination of a 33 rpm record and six excellent pop-up scenes. The La Fontaine scenes, presented in landscape format with the fable on the flat surface closest to the reader, are about 90% intact. In several, one character or element is unhinged or otherwise defective. The scenes are The Grasshopper and the Ant; The Milkmaid; The Ox and the Frog; The Wolf and the Lamb; The Fox and the Crow; and The Tortoise and the Hare. The best of them is The Wolf and the Lamb, both for its artistic vigor and for its present condition. The Fox and the Crow is also strong and well preserved. This is a heavy book. The small 33 rpm record is in a wrapper attached to the inside of the front cover. Its music is by Hubert Rostaing and the fables are read by François Perier. I will keep the record with the book. A lovely find!