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Imageries Réunies de Jarville-Nancy

1952? 16 Fable Posters by Paul Colin. €10 each at Marché Malassis, Saint-Ouen, July, '12. Sixteen posters out of a set of, apparently, 23. 11⅜" x 15¾". Imageries Réunies de Jarville-Nancy. All are between Planche Nr. 2001 and Planche Nr. 2023. Similar in concept to the broadsides of Maison Quantin and Pellerin, these lovely posters include a rectangle of print with a plain background somewhere in their portrait presentation of a single scene from the fable. Colin is admired as one of the greats of French poster-art. This find was the beginning of a lovely -- and expensive! -- Sunday at "Les Puces"! I found these on my own in the first shop I entered; Malassis is an antiques market on the way to my favorite book market, Marché Dauphine. I had to ask the dealer to hold these for me, and I would pick them up at the end of the day. They were a serious issue when I packed my overstuffed bags to leave Paris three and a half weeks later! Now of course I need to find the other four posters! Lacking are #2004, 2007, 2009, 2020, 2011, 2014, and 2015. I have an extra copy of "Conseil tenu par les Rats"; "Le Vieillard et les trois jeunes Hommes"; "Les Grenouilles qui demandent un Roi"; "Le Chêne et le Roseau"; "Le Geai paré des Plumes du Paon"; and "Le Pot de Terre et le Pot de Fer." Scroll down if you do not yet see pictures!

One can find a book of eighteen of these broadsides, including seven not included below, under "1930?" in the book section of this catalogue.

Le Rat qui s'est retiré du Monde (2001)

Conseil tenu par les Rats (2002)

La Mort et le Bûcheron (2003)

Le Gland et la Citrouille (2005)

La Cigale et la Fourmi (2006)

Le Vieillard et les trois jeunes Hommes (2008)

Le Lièvre et la Tortue (2012)

Les Grenouilles qui demandent un Roi (2013)

Le Renard et les Raisins (2016)

Le vieux Chat et la jeune Souris (2017)

Le Cygne et le Cuisinier (2018)

Le Corbeau et le Renard (2019)

Le Chêne et le Roseau (2020)

Le Rat de Ville et le Rat des Champs (2021)

Le Geai paré des Plumes du Paon (2022)

Le Pot de Terre et le Pot de Fer (2023)