Quelques Fables de La Fontaine

dc.acquired.locationermang, Laigny, Picardie, France, through Ebayen_US
dc.contributor.authorJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorRipart, G(eorges)en_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €75en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $75.00en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is a new and delightful edition of La Fontaine. The delight starts with the cover illustration: the lion in the water raises his fist against the "partners" standing on land: ox, goat, and lamb. This beginning is followed by a glorious title-page with a balance-scale on which the crow descends and the fox -- of course! -- rises. This title-page is so well executed that it has been copied online. I am one of those who have downloaded it! Then black-and-white (left) and colored (right) versions of fables alternate. The special feature of this book in 1936 is that Ripart offers those colored "epilogues" to each black-and-white fable. To WL, his epilogue is "La dernière promenade du loup", which shows the wolf caught in a trap. To "Le renard et le bouc" the epilogue is "Le cor au fond du bois": this horn captures and executes the fox. In one fable after another, Ripart offers a more just -- or perhaps, a more satisfying? -- solution. I wonder if this book is not something of a precursor to Moss and Collot's 1939 edition on La Fontaine and Hitler. In any case, the fables handed here are: Le loup et l'agneau - Le renard et le bouc - La cigale et la fourmi - L'aigle et le hibou - Le singe et le chat - Le milan et le rossignol - La génisse, la chèvre et la brebis en societé avec le lion -- Le renard et les poules d'Inde --TMCM -- Le chat et les deux moineaux -- WC --TT - Le petit poisson et le pécheur -- FC -- TH -- FS. The last is strangely left without a countering "explication." What a lively book!en_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaine
dc.identifier.other13152 (Access ID)en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaine
dc.titleQuelques Fables de La Fontaineen_US