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    • 12 Fables en Sabir Franco-Arabe et Ben-Ali à l'École, Scène Comique en Sabir 

      No Author (Art et ComédieEdicom Direct S.A.. Paris, 1988)
      Here are twelve fables in Franco-Arabic pidgin. I am surprised at how much sense I can make out of these texts. There is a short translation of Arabic words into French on the first page. The selection here is heavy on ...
    • 15 Fables Célèbres Racontées en Argot, Recueil No. 1 

      Marcus (Jean Picot. Paris, 1947)
      Once again, I thought I already had this fragile stapled pamphlet of 16 pages, found thirteen years ago at Librairie de l'Avénue. It turns out that this pamphlet is not the 1998 edition that I have but rather the (original?) ...
    • 15 Fables Célèbres Racontées en Argot, Recueil No. 1 

      Marcus (Edicom Direct S.A.. Paris, 1998)
      Here are fifteen traditional French fables, one to a page, presented in slang. This first volume (I have a second volume, dated 1988) contains some perennial favorites from La Fontaine: TH, GA, WL, OF, FG, and AD. Others ...
    • 15 Fables Célèbres Racontées en Argot, Recueil No. 2 

      Marcus (Editions Jean Picot. Paris, 1947)
      Previously, I had found several booklets with connections to this one, including a copy of the 1947 Volume I and the 1988 reprint of this Volume II of fables in slang. I am delighted now to have found the original of ...
    • 15 Fables Célèbres Racontées en Argot, Recueil No. 2 

      La Fontaine, Jean de (Edicom Direct S.A.. Paris, 1988)
      Here is Volume II of fables in slang. I notice several curiosities. First, this was published in 1988, while my copy of Volume I was published in 1998. This volume has a larger format (about 7½ x 11). Though the publisher ...
    • Fables Choisies 

      No Author (Imprimerie Gordinne. Liège, Belgium, 1937)
      I have a number of books from Gordinne. This may have the broadest inclusion of various styles. Like several other Gordinne volumes, it frequently puts a picture frame around the text of a fable. Like #3149, it includes ...
    • Fables Choisies de la Fontaine et Florian 

      Florian; La Fontaine, Jean de (Imprimerie Gordinne. Liège, BelgiumLiége, Belgique, 1946)
      Large-format children's book containing twenty-five fables. The book is reminiscent of two I have listed under 1936?, which were also produced in Belgium. Like those, this book combines eight colored full-page illustrations ...
    • Fables Choisies de la Fontaine et Florian 

      Florian; La Fontaine, Jean de (Collection Paul Duval. Paris, 1946)
      I would naturally think that this large-format children's book is identical with another slightly larger in size with the same cover and title-page from Imprimerie Gordinne in Belgium, for which I have also guessed at a ...
    • Fables Choisies de la Fontaine et Florian (Cover: Fables de la Fontaine) 

      Florian; La Fontaine, Jean de (Imprimerie Gordinne. Liège, Belgium, 1937)
      This large-format, canvas-bound book starts out being identical with another with the same titles on front cover and title-page and from the same publisher and the same year, bought at Henry Veyrier in December of 2004; ...
    • Fables Choisies de la Fontaine et Florian (Cover: Fables de la Fontaine) 

      Florian; La Fontaine, Jean de (Imprimerie Gordinne. Liège, Belgium, 1937)
      This large-format, canvas-bound book is perhaps closest to a Gordinne publication I have listed under 1946? Like that book, this publication combines full-page illustrations that are full-colored (there are ten here) with ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine et de Florian 

      No Author (Librairie Garnier Frères. Paris, 1947)
      Here is an extra copy of this book, with a weakening spine and some coloring on its first black-and-white image. As I wrote of the good copy, it has pictorial boards, including a cover of a dismayed MM, surrounded by ...
    • Fables de La Fontaine et de Florian 

      Florian; La Fontaine, Jean de (Librairie Garnier FrèresLibrairie Garnier Fréres. Paris, 1947)
      Pictorial boards, including a cover of a dismayed MM, surrounded by various other fable images. Inscribed from mother to child in 1948. There are 122 fables from La Fontaine and 29 from Florian, all listed in both a T ...
    • Les Fables en Action 

      Mallès de Beaulieu (Librairie de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse P.-C. Lehuby. Paris, 1836)
      A lively introduction agrees with Rousseau that it is a mistake to offer children fables that are beyond them. The key thing to interest children is action. The author admits that there are few La Fontaine fables that ...
    • Les Plus Belles Fables Française 

      Florian; La Fontaine, Jean de (Agence Gutenberg EditionsEditions Gutenberg. Lyon, 1940)
      This twenty-six page pamphlet contains a dozen fables by La Fontaine and the same number by Florian. Each fable except two receives one page of eight or nine colored square illustrations; LM and AD share a page on 11. ...