Fables de La Fontaine (cover: La Fontaine: Choix de Fables)
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Jean de La Fontaine
Our collection already contains 33 versions of books illustrated by Romain Simon. When I saw this book advertised, I checked twice, thinking "We must already have it." We did have it, but I did not remember this cover. Our previous copy has a design of a fox on its cream-colored board cover. That book seems better put together. This copy has for its front cover embossed red boards with a picture of the ass climbing on its owner. I will include remarks made on the earlier copy. It presents 44 fables on some 93 pages, with a T of C at the end. Every fable has at least one black-and-white illustration. The size of these illustrations varies. This copy lacks the six full-page colored illustrations; it looks as though they were systematically removed. Not in Bodemann. One title-page contains the note "17e Série."