Fables de La Fontaine

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La Fontaine, Jean de
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1830
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This may be my smallest complete La Fontaine edition. It measures about 2½ x 4. It includes some twenty fascinating small illustrations, paired up two to a page. The upper frontispiece presents La Fontaine in the foreground viewing a scene of FC; in the background is his birthplace in Chateau-Thierry. The inspiration behind at least some of these lovely little illustrations is Oudry, for example with SS facing 37. Aesop is brought into the picture of The Cat and the Rats facing 58. Facing 77, the depiction of a high-masted ship is as good as the depiction of the dolphin under the monkey is poor! Look for further pictures facing 117, 138, 151, 223, 254, and 272. The illustrations are marked with the page they are intended to face. AI on 365-76. Marbled fore-edges. Leather covers. The leather facing of the spine is lost.
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J. Langlumé et Peltier
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