Fables de La Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
Here is a very nice selection of Rabier's work, done by the same publisher that published his work originally. True to the 1906 edition, the illustrations mix pages of black-and-white with pages of color. T of C at the end. 63 fables, about half in color. There is always something new to notice in Rabier's excellent work. This time I notice, for example, that the hare from whom the frightened hare is running at the top of 23 has a white spot in the shadow where the eye should be; this is just the kind of trick a frightened imagination would play on a poor hare! I found this book several hours before I found a complete edition of Rabier's LaFontaine, all in color, done by Tallendier in 1995.