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dc.contributor.authorDurand, Aen_US
dc.identifier.other6493 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe title-page goes on: Contenant des principes de Morale propres à diriger son jugement et à régler sa conduite, Précédées des Règles de l'Apologue. There is no help to be found for situating this volume from either Bodemann, since it is not illustrated, nor Shapiro, since its fables are in prose. I have tried the first three and they are clear and clearly moral. In case the lessons might not be clear, there is a moral before the fable. A cat steals from the cook, is barely spared by the merciful master of the house, is put into a cage, gets out again and seems to have learned his lesson. While everyone sings his praises, he steals something else in the kitchen and runs out of the house. A monkey has a nut in one hand and a stone in the other. He asks passers-by whether what he holds is good or bad -- and then confounds the answerer with the hand denying the answer. A fox answers: You show me what you have, and I will pronounce whether it is good or bad. Beavers are downing a tree, and a parakeet mocks them for doing so with such tiny teeth against a big tree. He comes back three days later, and the tree is down. I did not go further with my reading. There is a T of C at the back. This volume contains four books of fables, with twenty-five fables in each book.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityPar A.D.en_US
dc.publisherChez Durand, père et fils, Librairesen_US
dc.subject.lccPN984.F34 1821en_US
dc.titleFables Nouvelles a l'usage de la Jeunesseen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationAntiquariat Schubert, Mannheimen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €20en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $31.80en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note2Original language: mulen_US

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