~~ Book Set 1895080616 ~~

Fables Choisies de Florian
Volumes 1 & 2, 1895

Volume 1


Volume 2

 
Condition. Both books are in Very Good condition. The covers, front and back - inner and outer, are moderately stained and soiled. This condition is probably caused by the adhesive used to apply the folded pages forming the covers to an inner stiffener paper. There is pencil writing on the inside of the front cover of Volume 1. Following the covers and adjacent pages, the books are in Fine condition with no staining, foxing, marking or soiling. All pages are uncut/unsevered at the fold and there are no tears to the pages. A solid and well preserved pair of books.

 
de Florian, J.-P. (Jean Pierre) Claris
Barboutau, Pierre
Ka-no Tomo-nobou (Illustrator, Volumes 1 & 2)
Kadji-ta Han-ko (Illustrator, Volumes 1 & 2)
Kou-bo-ta To-soui (Illustrator, Volume 2 only):
Fables Choisies de Florian. De J.-P. Claris, De Florian, Illustree Par Des Artistes Japonais Sous La Direction De P. Barboutau, Tokio, Volumes 1 & 2, Paris, Librairie Marpon & Flammarion, E. Flammarion Succ., "Imprime par la compagnie de Shueisha a Tokio," Meiji 28 (1895), small 8vo (6 x 8 in - 15 x 20.1 cm), crepe paper folded sheets, spine covered, silk string ties, text in French, 56 pages total (each volume) including the covers (28 folded pages). In each volume there there are 24 numbered pages of text and fourteen double page color woodblock prints. The fourteen double page plates (28 pp) and the front and back covers (4 pages) are not numbered. The front covers are a single page color woodblock print. The cover woodblock print and the 14 internal double page woodblock prints all have the artist's seal (han). In total the two books contain 112 pages which include 28 double page color woodblock prints and 48 numbered pages of text. There are 38 (18 in volume 1 and 20 in volume 2) small text type black and white woodcut illustrations of birds, animals and plants interspersed throughout the book. The front covers are nicely illustrated in color. The back covers have two small decorative illustrations (crests). While the front and back covers are folded pages, they are affixed over a stiff but pliable inner piece. This makes the front and back folded pages (covers) much firmer than the internal folded pages which are not reinforced.

Volume 1

Volume 1. The fourteen chapters of this volume are:

I.    L'aveugle et le paralytique. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou. 
II.   La coquette et l'abeille. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
III.  Le chat et le miroir. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
IV.   La carpe et les carpillons. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
V.    Le Grillon. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
VI.   Le Phenix. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou. 
VII.  Le Singe qui montre la lanterne magique. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
VIII. La taupe et les lapins. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko.1 
IX.   Le rossignol et le prince. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou. 
X.    Le milan et le pigeon. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou. 
XI.   Le sanglier et les rossignols. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
XII.  Le dervis la corneille et le faucon. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou. 
XIII. Les deux chats. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko. 
XIV.  Le jeune homme et le vieillard. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou.

 

 
Seals:

Kadji-ta Han-ko

Ka-no Tomo-Nobou

 
Pictures of Title Page, Preface, All Double Page
Woodblocks and the First Page of Each Chapter.

Preface

 

Volume 2

Volume 2. The fourteen chapters of this volume are:

I.     Les Deux paysans et le Nuage. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko.
II.    Le Paon, Les Deux Oisons et le Plongeon. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou.
III.   Le Charlatan. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko.
IV.    Le Lapin et la Sarcelle. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou.
V.     La Guenon, le Singe et la Noix. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko.
VI.    Le Paysan et la Riviere. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou. 
VII.   Les Enfants et Les Perdreaux. Illustree par Kou-bo-ta To-soui.
VIII.  L'Enfant et le Miroir. Illustree par Kou-bo-ta To-soui.
IX.    Le Hibou et le Pigeon. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou.
X.     Les Deux Voyageurs. Illustree par Kou-bo-ta To-soui.
XI.    Le Philosophe et le Chat-Huant. Illustree par Ka-no Tomo-nobou.
XII.   Le Vieux Arbre et le Jardinier. Illustree par Kou-bo-ta To-soui. 
XIII.  Les Deux Chauves. Illustree par Kadji-ta Han-ko.
XIV.   L'Avare et son Fils. Illustree par Kou-bo-ta To-soui.

 
Seals:

Kadji-ta Han-ko

Ka-no Tomo-Nobou

Kou-bo-ta To-soui

 
Pictures of Title Page & All Pages.

 


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