Jean de La Fontaine: Les fables du Renard
I found three books from this series, Le bestiaire du capucin, in my thirty minutes at Gibert Joseph this trip. This booklet, along with Les Insectes de la fable, is later than Les fables du Rat. Several of the illustrations here feature four and perhaps five colors. The style is distinctive, often provocative, sometimes unnecessarily disjointed. Among the best of the images are the two illustrations for FS, the illustration for The Fox and the Goat, that for The Sick Lion and the Fox, and that for The Fox and the Goat. Yves Le Pestipon begins his Apologue with this strong statement: Le Renard est la fable. La fable est le Renard. The book is unpaginated.
Éditions Le Capucin