Ballbé, P. Magí
Here is a curious piece of work. It seems to be the fables in Catalan of P. Magí Ballbé, Escolapi, that is, of the order of Piarists. The city of Mataró is mentioned on obverse of the Imprimi potest page. The first selection is Ave Maria! The book is 227 pages long, followed by a T of C and a page of Errades. There are over fifty poems included. Each gets a good if simple illustration. Eight of these rectangles grace the front and back cover as well. Are all of these poems fables? Many seem to deal with common fable themes or pairings. Some may be on the pious side, like La febre de riqueses (200) or El cami de la vida (209). This collection is just the place for a crazy ephemeral item like this one!
Impremta Elzeviriana de Borrás, Mestres i C.