/Maurice Boutet de Monvel, illustrator.

La Fontaine: Fables Choisies pour les Enfants.

Paris: E. Plon Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs Editeurs,Rue Garancière 10; nd (circa early 1900s) ; calico cloth with white and blue flowers, stamped black titles and a spray of gilt cornflowers , with brown silk ties, edges red all around, oblong 10.5x9; 48 pp. French language hardback oblong.

Each fable, in La Fontaine's original verse, is illustrated by small sequences of fine coloured drawings, full of character.

CONDITION: Good; Harriet's bookplate, from Auntie March 1942; spine cloth cracked and probably glued down, corners and edges worn, margins darkening, silk ties are all still present but fragile; openings with webbing visible, pages flat and clean. Item #19333

Price: $45.00