Dix Fables de la Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
An anniversary memento from a Swiss firm that makes watches. The outside and inside cover proclaim 1889-1949. The approach to the ten fables is whimsical. The illustrations are all light hearted and brightly colored. My prizes go to WL (11) and Le Héron (25). The tortoise carries an enshrined hourglass on his multi-colored back (23). The moral to each fable says something about Doxa. Thus for TH it is Rien ne sert de courir, il faut partir á temps--et pour partir á temps, avoir une Doxa! There is an appendix, titled Als Schlussfolgerung, in German. It gives a three-page history of the Doxa firm and climaxes in the claim Pünktlichkeit ist Edelheit (Punctuality is nobility). Stiff paper wraps, folded over to form a pocket in the back cover. I had wondered about that pocket earlier. Now I have been lucky enough to find a copy that puts six Creations Doxa advertisements into that folded pocket. They are with this copy.