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dc.contributor.authorSaint-Germain, J.T. deen_US
dc.identifier.other11731 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe title-page has plenty more: "Essai d'une Méthode de Lecture appliqué a un Choix de Fables de La Fontaine. A l'Usage des Petits et des grands Enfants. Dedié aux mères de famille et aux instituteurs." The circumstances of my finding this book were unusual. I had visited my old friends at Wortfreunde in Mannheim and found, as always, some good books to take along. A few days later, I was at Antiquariat Canicio in Heidelberg. He asked me if I had noticed the little book about fables at Wortfreunde. "No!" I asked him to call there to refresh their memory. I had just an hour the next morning before a train in Mannheim to stop by Wortfreunde to find this rare little volume. Thank you, Herr Canicio! An Avertissement decries the practice of letting children stop at the end of lines and sets up the methodology of the book, which, I gather, will consist mostly in attending to several text markers that indicate places for pause or emphasis. This Avertissement is followed, as the closing T of C shows, by some 173 pages of fables of La Fontaine. A last element is an Appendice of some twenty pages of fables by other authors. Even in 1859, people were worried about the reading of their La Fontaine!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJ.T. de Saint-Germain
dc.publisherJules Tardieuen_US
dc.titleL'Art de Lire les Fablesen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationWortfreunde, Mannheimen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €35en_US
dc.cost.usCost: 38.5en_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaine and others

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