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La Fontaine and other French fabulists. By the Rev. W. Lucas Collins, M.A

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by Collins, William Lucas, 1817-1887

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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and sons, 1898 In 8s (171 x 111 mm): Pp [i-viii], [1] 2-176. Publisher's slate-blue cloth lettered and decorated in black, plain wove endpapers, no headbands, all edges trimmed & plain. Free endpapers somewhat browned, spine sunned, withal A REMARKABLY FINE COPY. *** Last edition; comprising 'a biographical sketch of La Fontaine followed by a commentary on his fables with an emphasis upon stylistic considerations. Short background discussions of earlier fabulists and the Reynard cycle and brief mention of later fabulists and La Fontaine's influence upon them.' (Carnes 210n.) The first edition was published at Edinburgh by Blackwood in 1882; and an American issue or edition appeared at Philadelphia in the same year. The present edition is remarkably scarce, perhaps on account of its having been used as a schoolbook: Only two other copies have been located, and none in America. -- References: OCLC 11802681. Cf Carlson, Carnes 210. (Not in COPAC.) -- Copies: British Library, University of Queensland (Brisbane). (Not in Edinburgh University Library or the National Library of Scotland.) .


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