Fabels Van Leo Vroman
Here is an artistic book of twenty-two fables. Each fable with its illustrations takes up two pages, as the T of C on 5 shows. The texts are all made up of rhyming couplets. Many of the illustrations are multiple or unusually shaped. The first fable has four. One illustration for De Twee Struisvriendinnen (the two ostrich friends?) on 18 is shaped like an inverted U. These line drawings are engaging. Rondheid Gestraft has a great set of little round things bouncing around 20 and 21. Waarheid en Leugen has a naked woman under an unusual wooden apparatus on 28-29. The two creatures facing each other on 34 and 35 are well done. The spatial interrelation of title, text, and illustrations changes with each fable. This books looks fascinating. Now I need to get Gerd-Jan or Paul Wackers to help me read it! First sold by Robert Premsela in Amsterdam. Not in Bodemann; I am also unable to find it in the holdings of my favorite private collector.
Em. Querido's Uitgeverij