Aesop, La Fontaine, Krylov: Complete Collection in One Volume (Russian)
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Aesop, La Fontaine, Krylov
This is an impressive tome of 1136 pages. Each author has his own illustrator or illustrators. Aesop has Ernest Griset. La Fontaine has J.J. Grandville. Krylov has A.P. Sapozhnikov (apparently for the full-page illustrations with the fables) and K.A. Trutovsky (for the designs enclosing the titles of books). An impressive frontispiece gathers all three figures. At the end of this very large volume is first an AI by authors (1171-1179) and then a T of C (1180-1197). Aesop has 278 numbered texts. The fables of both La Fontaine and Krylov seem to follow the normal organization by books. The Krylov fables tend to be one to a page with a full-page illustration on the facing page. Perhaps a half or one-third of the Krylov fables are illustrated with, apparently, Sapozhnikov's line drawings. The rhythm is interrupted for printer's designs that get a whole page to themselves. This is one of the fattest books in the collection!