Fables Choisies de La Fontaine, V. I
La Fontaine, Jean de
A very nice pair of volumes from a time when people were not producing many fable books! These were a real find upstairs in the Bookhouse. There is one simple black-and-tan wood-engraving for each of the fifty-eight fables in this volume. They are numbered in the T of C at the back but not along the way. Some illustrations (e.g., 29) are signed SOGNO, others with an S underlined, and still others in other ways. Among the best of the illustrations are those of the wolf and kid (100) and of the miser (104). Not in Bassy. Bois gravés illustrant le texte. Paper-covered. Because of the different cover formats, I will keep both copies in the collection. The cover on the extra copy is separating and has been crudely repaired with scotch tape.
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