Fables de Florian. Églogues et Contes en Vers

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Florian
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1852
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The title goes on: Ruth, Tobie, Le Chien d'Espagne, Le Chien de Chasse. I am delighted to see Wolfgang Metzner agree with my impression that the fable illustrations here often imitate Grandville (Bodemann, #321,1). His comment: Ganzseitige Illustrationen: Tier-Mensch-Karikaturen im Stil Grandvilles, Fabelmoral gelegentlich als 'Bild im Bild' auf Tafeln, Gemälden, Büchern. Überwiegend Illustrationen zu Tierfabeln. Tiere fast ausschliesslich in Kleidung des Rokoko. There are also vignettes in the text, apparently without particular relation to the fables. Some of these are apparently borrowings from other works printed by Degeorge in Arras. These stem, according to Metzner, particularly from the La Fontaine edition of 1851. One gets a sense of the illustrations by viewing the detailed presentation of Le Singe qui montre la lanterne magique facing 49 and the smaller illustration on 49 of a writer at work. There are the usual five books of twenty-two fables each. This book is in very good condition. As Metzner suggests, it presents a curious melange of images, especially for a book of apparent serious intent. T of C at the end.
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Librairie pittoresque de la jenunesse
Librairie pittoresque de la jeunesse
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