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dc.contributor.authorJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorAlberto Ziveri, Arnoldo Ciarrocchi, Alberto Manfredi, Carlo Mattioli, Mino Maccari, & Duflio Rossoni.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-20T15:51:10Z
dc.date.available2016-04-20T15:51:10Z
dc.date.issued1965en_US
dc.identifier.other10603 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/85388
dc.description.abstractHere is a curious find! It is not in Bodemann, and only 105 copies were printed. I searched for some cataloguing help and finally found one copy on WorldCat: at the New York Public Library. This lovely book's 33 pages contain one full-page etching for each fable. Each etching, about 3⅞" by 4¾" on its own page, is signed by its artist. Curiously these artists are listed only by family name on the title-page. The T of C near the end of the book (33) lists them with given names. The six fables and their artists are: "Death and the Wretched Man" (Alberto Ziveri); "A Will Explained by Aesop" (Arnoldo Ciarrocchi); "The Old Woman and the Two Servant Girls" (Alberto Manfredi); "The Old Man and the Ass" (Carlo Mattioli); "The Two Pigeons" (Mino Maccari); and TT (Duflio Rossoni). Ziveri's image has death as a skeleton reaching out for the not very happy man. Ciarrocchi's Aesop wears glasses and looks like Ben Franklin. Manfredi's two servant girls get my prize; the one looking up after being awakened is ready to kill something, someone, anyone! Mattioli's old man riding naked on the ass is another prize-winner. The ass looks back nonchalantly without moving. I find Maccari's image for "Two Pigeons" mostly confusing. A wigged and jacketed male figure -- La Fontaine, perhaps? -- holds a lighted candle and a heart as two pigeons encounter each other in the air. Rossoni's image for TT shows the turtle on its back, presumably on the ground and shattered. It is signed both in the etching and on the page. This rare book's OCLC number is83821792. Not in Bodemann.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.languagefreen_US
dc.publisherLibreria Antiquaria Prandien_US
dc.subject.lccOvr. PQ1808.A1 1965en_US
dc.titleFables Choisis de Jean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationReggio Emilia, Italyen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationMichael Busick, Glendale, AZ, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $150.00en_US
dc.date.acquired2016-01en_US
dc.date.printed1965en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3#49 of 105 copies; illustrations signed by individual artists; boxeden_US
dc.printer.locationVerona, Italyen_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1965


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