Chocolaterie d'Aiguebelle

1890? 6 full-color portrait-formatted French cards featuring fables from Florian.  4½" x just over 3½".  "Edition de la Chocolaterie d'Aiguebelle (Drôme)" on both sides of each card.  Jacques Lehuard, Jonquieres St. Vincent, France, Feb., '08.  Extras of "Le Grillon" and "Le Roi et les deux Bergers" for $6 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, March, '01. Extra copy of "Les Deux Voyageurs" for €5 at St. Ouen, June, '19.  Four further cards for €9 each from Albert van den Bosch, Antwerp, June, '23. 

Very pleasing cards, with better illustration work than on many such cards.  The framing of the picture is done well, with a flowing ribbon moving up from the Aiguebelle credit at the bottom alongside the illustration and fable title and past the "Fables de Florian" group title at the top of the card.  The verso presents the full fable text. The coloration reminds one of the coloring of fine "holy cards" in one-time Catholic grade schools.

The Ass and the Flute

The Two Travellers

The Child and the Date Palm

The Cricket

The Nightingale and the Prince

The King and the Two Shepherds

The Philosopher and the Owl

Dog and Cat

The Parrot

Cowherd and Gamekeeper