La Fontaine and His Fables
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Here is part of the seller's description: "16pp extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 13 characteristic Scribner's engravings after various of the fables, salvaged from a damaged issue of Scribner's Monthly, Volume IX, No. 5, March, 1875." The illustrations may be typical of Scribner's, as the seller writes, but all except the last are "borrowed" from J.J. Grandville. The last, "The Cat and the Mouse," is a vivid piece done by a "Hyputhonski" or some similar name The article itself is perhaps a bit heavy on La Fontaine's life and character, which evokes its own engagement, but never as much as do the fables.