~~ Book 1895080813 ~~

Fables Choisies de Florian
Volume 1, 1895

Volume 1

 
Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. It has been rebound into a hardback case with the front and back covers tipped to the outside of the case. The front and back covers have heavy foxing. Internally there is scattered light foxing primarily on the edges and in the outer margins of the pages.

 
de Florian, J.-P. (Jean Pierre) Claris
Barboutau, Pierre
Ka-no Tomo-nobou (Illustrator)
Kadji-ta Han-ko (Illustrator):
Fables Choisies de Florian. De J.-P. Claris, De Florian, Illustree Par Des Artistes Japonais Sous La Direction De P. Barboutau, Tokio, Volume 1, Paris & Tokyo, Librairie Marpon & Flammarion, E. Flammarion Succ., "Imprime par la compagnie de Shueisha a Tokio," Meiji 28 (1895), small 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in - 15.8 x 21.2 cm), crepe paper folded sheets, rebound into gray binding with gilt title on black background on spine, front and back covers now tipped to the outside covers of the new case, text in French, 56 pages total including the covers (26 folded pages + four single pages). 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 cover is a single page color woodblock print. It features a monkey operating a projector (magic lantern). The cover woodblock print and the 14 internal double page woodblock prints all have the artist's seal (han). There are 18 small text type black and white woodcut illustrations of birds, animals and plants interspersed throughout the book. The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has two small decorative illustrations (crests).

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

 
Close-up of Colophon

 


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