Fables de La Fontaine 3
La Fontaine, Jean de
See my comments on Volume 1. This volume switches the order of Le Coche et la Mouche and MM so as to present the latter, its cover picture, first. For its last fable, it imports Le Loup et le Renard from Book XI. I am unsatisfied with the color given to several fables, including Un Animal dans la lune (18-19), Le Savetier et le Financier (22-23), and Jupiter et les Tonnerres (46-7). For a good contrast, one might compare the recent coloring of Le Singe et le Chat (78) and the old coloring of Le Loup et le Renard (79). T of C at the front. This volume handles Book VIII and parts of VII and IX. Where does the cover-picture of MM come from? It is not from either the cover or the illustrations in the 1906 edition.