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    • 12 Fables de La Fontaine 

      Crémieux, Octave; Delanglade, Frederic (Achievé d'imprimer par La Photolith, L. DelaporteMartin-Delbert. Agen, FranceParis, 1946)
      Here is one of the most delightful works I have come across in some time. It was one of four that Nicolas Rémon found for me as I stopped through his place by chance before I got to the more usual concentration of booksellers ...
    • 30 Fables Choisies de Jean de la Fontaine 

      Game, Philippe; La Fontaine, Jean de; Michaud, Danielle (Editions Morena. Paris, 1995)
      This book is especially dear to me because it was found in the Souks or Flea Markets of Casablanca. Though we argued for some time, I could not get the seller to take much off the price of this book. Its approach to its ...
    • 30 Fables Choisies de Jean de la Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Game, Philippe; Michaud, Danielle (Editions Morena. Paris, 1995)
      Here is an extra copy of this book in excellent condition. This book is especially dear to me because it was found in the Souks or Flea Markets of Casablanca. Though we argued for some time, I could not get the seller ...
    • 4 Contes Choisis 

      No Author (Éditions Lito. Paris, 1975)
      The title-page is missing. The book includes three contes and a section of eleven fables, each on a two-page spread, introduced by a single image of a fox in a cape and trousers. In fact, these are the same fables and ...
    • 50 Fables de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Grasset Jeunesse. [Paris], 1992)
      The finely detailed primitive paintings recommend this book highly. They range from full page illustrations down to single figures taking part of a page. Among the best are those of the two old men asking for death, le ...
    • 6 Fables de Jean de La Fontaine 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Editions Marcel Besson. Grenoble, 1943)
      This is a quarto card folder with illustrated paper covers. It contains six double-folded blue pages with a title on the front of each page. The center pages have text and full-page colored illustrations, with more text ...
    • Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse 

      No Author (Original: London: Lock's-Head. Reprint: Los Angeles: The Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 120: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.. London/Los Angeles, 1704)
      Here is the second of two extra copies. Thirty-eight fables, almost all from LaFontaine, done in couplets apparently based on the rhythms of Samuel Butler. They move along swiftly enough. LaFontaine is clearly behind ...
    • Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse 

      No Author (Original: London: Lock's-Head. Reprint: Los Angeles: The Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 120: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.. London/Los Angeles, 1704)
      Here is the first of two extra copies. Thirty-eight fables, almost all from LaFontaine, done in couplets apparently based on the rhythms of Samuel Butler. They move along swiftly enough. LaFontaine is clearly behind ...
    • Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse 

      Mandeville, Bernard (Dunda Books. Lexington, KY, 2011)
      The original book of this title was published by Lock's-Head in London in 1704. I have a reprint of that edition by The Augustan Reprint Society (Publication Number 120) at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at ...
    • Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse 

      Mandeville, Bernard (Original: London: Lock's-Head. Reprint: Los Angeles: The Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 120: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.. London/Los Angeles, 1704)
      Thirty-eight fables, almost all from LaFontaine, done in couplets apparently based on the rhythms of Samuel Butler. They move along swiftly enough. LaFontaine is clearly behind this work. I first found this pamphlet ...
    • Après vous, M de La Fontaine . . . Contrefables 

      Gudule; La Fontaine, Jean de (Hachette Jeunesse. Paris, 2006)
      The author writes in the Avant-Propos: Par une suite en forme d'hommage, j'ai voulu, aujourd'hui, rendre justice aux victimes d'une tradition quelque peu contestable. Corbeaux, cigales, agneaux, belettes et petits lapins, ...
    • As fábulas de La Fontaine de São Vicente de Fora/Les fables de La Fontaine du monastère de Saint-Vincent à Lisbonne 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Martins, António Coimbra (Gótica/Chandeigne. LisboaLisbon/Paris, 2001)
      I fell in love with this landscape-formatted book as soon as I saw it. I had not even known of the beautiful tile walls of the monastery that are pictured in photographs here. There are thirty-eight of these murals, as ...
    • Bajky LaFontaineovy S Obrazky Doreovymi 

      La Fontaine, Jean de; Semerád, Čeněk (Kral. VinohradyKrál. Vinohrady. PraguePraha, 1928)
      Seventy-two fables on 72 pages, with a T of C at the end. This paperbound volume has a nice oval portait of La Fontaine on its cover. It is in only fair condition, and its binding is deteriorating.
    • Beauty and the Beast/The Art of the Story-Teller/Jataka Tales/The Dancing Kettle/The Magic Listening Cap. 

      No Author (Great Books Foundation. Chicago, Ill., 1967)
      The Jatakas here are seven well-known tales taken from Ellen C. Babbitt's 1912 The Jatakas: Tales of India (Century). Here it is the crocodile's mother that wants a monkey-heart. The quails who have succeeded in lifting ...
    • The Best Fables of La Fontaine 

      Duke, Francis (translator); La Fontaine, Jean de (University Press of Virginia. Charlottesville, 1965)
      The translations seem to be well done--rhymed and colloquial enough. I am not sure where the best of the title comes in; the collection looks complete. The illustrations are few and primitive.
    • A Book of Fables by La Fontaine 

      d'Enno, W. (Litor Publishers. Brighton, 1970)
      Here is the English version of a book I have enjoyed in the original French and in German, both published by Lito. Two pages apiece for eleven fables. A pleasing large-format children's book. Among the illustrations, ...
    • Börsenblatt für den Deutschen Buchhandel-Frankfurter Ausgabe-Nr. 61, 31. Juli 1987: Aus dem Antiquariat 1987, N. 7, including Die Fabeln von La Fontaine in zwei frühen illustrierten Ausgaben 

      No Author (Dr. Karl H. Pressler, München. Munich, 1987)
      Winkelmann contrasts the approach and social context of two early illustrators of La Fontaine's fables. Before getting to them, she looks at La Fontaine's place in the fable tradition. He combines the ancient, school, ...
    • Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 10 

      Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. London and NY, 1868)
      This British segment begins with Fable LXIX on 217 and ends with LXXV on 240. It is well preserved, without odors and with almost no foxing. The interior of the fascicule has become free of the jacket. The full-page ...
    • Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 11 

      Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. London and NY, 1868)
      This British segment begins with Fable LXXVI on 241 and ends with LXXXIII on 264. It is well preserved, without odors and with almost no foxing. The full-page illustrations include "The Old Woman and Her Servants" and ...
    • Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 12 

      Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. NY, 1867)
      "I have often wondered if I could lay my hands on some of the early subscription offerings of La Fontaine fables put out in twenty-two parts by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin in New York. Each segment cost $.50. Here is one ...