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dc.contributor.authorJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorPolat, T.en_US
dc.contributor.otherLouis Barthouen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T13:39:05Z
dc.date.available2016-08-26T13:39:05Z
dc.date.issued1929en_US
dc.identifier.other10885 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/91483
dc.description.abstract"Here is a major addition to the collection, discovered in a box of books that needed to be put aside before being catalogued months ago. Now I cannot remember where or when I found it! I will hope that that information shows up as I work my way through boxes of books like this one. This impressive single volume starts with a cover picture (iii in the hardbound version) of "Mythos." Story here is a lovely naked woman smiling and maybe even laughing as she holds up a mirror and looks at us. The last illustration is of the artist working with his child next to him -- and maybe even getting in the way? In between these two smaller etchings are 22 full-page etchings and 46 partial-page etchings. These illustrations routinely translate animal stories into human stories of the 20th century. They have a propensity to include nude women. As Metzner modestly says "zahlreiche aktähnliche Frauendarstellungen." For me the best of the full-page illustrations inserted into the text are WL (facing 14); 2W (22); "The Lion in Love" (76); "The Wolf, the Goat, and the Kid" (98); 2P (110); "The Coach and the Fly" (174); "The Two Roosters" (190); "Women and a Secret" (206); "The Lion" (296); and "The Companions of Ulysses" (314). This last illustration has come loose from the binding. The best of the partial-page illustrations are DW (5); TMCM (9); "The Lion and the Mosquito" (39); "The Cat and the Old Rat" (73); "The Wagoneer Stuck in Mud" (149); "The Rat Retired from the World" (169); "The Rat and the Oyster" (211); "The Old Man and Three Young Men" (305); and "The Old Cat and the Young Mouse "(327). "The Rat and the Oyster" (211) may represent the most questionable use of a nude, here to represent the captivating oyster. Watch out, young world traveler! There is a protective slip for every illustration. The fables are presented without books or numbers; books are however presented in the T of C. At the end of the book one finds an AI; two indices of illustrations; a T of C, and several colophon pages. There are some uncut pages near the end."en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.languagefreen_US
dc.publisherHenri Veveren_US
dc.titleFables de La Fontaineen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationParisen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Frenchen_US
dc.acquired.locationParis?en_US
dc.cost.usCost: 200.00en_US
dc.date.acquired2014-07en_US
dc.date.printed1929en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3#3 of 196 copies; on Vélin de Rivesen_US
dc.identifier.bodemann#418.1en_US
dc.printer.locationFranceen_US
dc.subject.local1Jean de La Fontaineen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1929


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