Fables of La Fontaine c.1906 Benjamin Rabier color illustrated French book TallandierBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Fables de la Fontaine, Illustrees par Benjamin Rabier
Published 1906, Paris, by Librarie Illustree.
160 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white.
Period oversized cloth, color cover, spine renewed with red leather long ago.
Binding rubbed and lightly age worn, small flaws from browsing in past, overall remains sound, tight, clean and most appealing. Large heavy volume.
This volume is an early 20th century collection of Fontaine's Fables, a classic French collection from the 17th century. With illustrations by Benjamin Rabier, a famous French cartoonist who influenced numerous other artists, including Herge, this charming book can be enjoyed by all ages.
Book measures: 12 3/8" H X 9 5/8" W.