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Ruelle Chocolates

1960?  Ten small (2" x 2¾") numbered papers advertising Ruelle "Chcolats-Bonbons" and "Bonbons/Chocolade."  Even the title of the collection is bilingual: "Fabels van La Fontaine" and "Fables de La Fontaine."  $8.95 for #5 OF from Vintadv, August, '18.  Eight further cards for $6 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.  FC (#24) from an unknown source, Nov., '22.

These pictures are fun and exceptionally detailed.  In #5, a huge bull looks through a broken fence section at a frog in a swimming suit on his back, perhaps because he has just burst.  One can even make out the ox's teeth!  I wonder if this collection goes beyond fables.  Might it be that the verso of the first of several cards illustrating a single fable offers a bilingual title for the fable?  That approach might explain why some of these slips have titles and some do not.  Now the collection also includes the complete album of Ruelle slips, also listed under books at "1960?"

4: OF

5: OF

10: WC

24: FC

26: TH

36: King & Queen Owl (?)

77: FG

83: OR

102: Wolf and Fox

119: Two Goats

77: Verso