La Poule aux Oeufs d'Or
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This is a highly colorful die-cut pamphlet about 3⅜" x 6", the third of a group of seven more Nilsson pamphlets to be added to our singleton acquisition of four years ago. We seem to have four to go to complete the collection! Its two outside covers are images taken in front of and behind the man's initial finding of the golden egg in the presence of the hen. There are again three two-color illustrations inside this one-staple pamphlet of some 12 pages. The centerfold is another lovely piece of art work. It has the man carving into the bleeding hen, with feather's flying. The first image has the man reaching for the surprise egg. The last has him weeping with the dead hen bleeding in his lap as he drops the knife. This pamphlet again offers a prose expansion of La Fontaine's fable. On the last page, one finds La Fontaine's verse text. Lovely work!