Fables de La Fontaine Avec Notes
La Fontaine, Jean de
Bodemann 268.1. This is a small book, about 3 x 4½. As the comment there points out, this is the first edition with Crapelet's notes. The remark there that all the poems are divided up into five-line sections seems exaggerated. Bodemann gives the illustrator as Constant Viguier and the etcher as Pierre-François Godard. I do not understand her comment about a second title-page illustration, which I cannot find here. For a sample illustration, one might want to look at MSA at the beginning of Book III (143). Another strong illustration shows the angler with the small fish (249). There is a T of C for this volume, containing the first six of La Fontaine's books, at the back. This was a very lucky find on eBay!