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Chicorée Extra Daniel Voelcker-Coumes à Bayon

Chicorée Extra Daniel Voelcker-Coumes à Bayon

1901? Ten double-cards presenting La Fontaine's fables.  Léopold Verger & Cie, Paris.  M. Batchelor, Ash, UK, through eBay, August, '13. 

These cards are doubly curious because they reproduce single cards in the series identified in this collection as "Leopold Verger Small."  Thus three cards here pick up one image from that series and add a second image of their own.  That is the trick in this presentation: two phases give the story of the fable.  The verso of the each card is identical. 

Death and the Unhappy Man

MM

The Coach and the Fly

OR

The Horse and the Stag

FK

The Two Doves

DLS

The Eye of the Master

The Lion and the Mosquito