Jean de La Fontaine: Fables choisies
This is not the ordinary French pocketbook of some of La Fontaine's fables. The eight illustrations from Franz Marc make this book what it is. Marc has a great sense of color. Here he shows an equal sense of emotion, I believe. Among the best of the colored illustrations are those matched with BF (I) and with The Horse Wanting to Get Revenge on the Stag (II). The credits on the final page suggest, if one did not suspect it already, that the pictures were not painted for these fables. Apparently this series of books rather brings together a painter and a writer without looking for a one-to-one correspondence in their subjects.