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1934? French BF dust-jacket, 9½" x 7 1/8", apparently for a school book, advertising "A la Belle Jardinière," a clothing store for men, women and children. The cover's black-and-white illustration is signed by Claude Garnier. The booklet's cover is signed as belonging to Marie Louise Venet (or Knet?). Imageries Réunies de Jarville-Nancy. 20 Francs from Mimi Gras, Chambly, France, through Ebay, Nov., '01.

This "protege-cahier" pictures the jay at a peacocks' ball or court. Like the other dust-jacket sent by Mimi, it has a checkerboard background. The back cover offers the text of La Fontaine's fable under addition and multiplication tables. Mimi mentioned to me that this, along with the accompanying FC dust-jacket, belonged to her mother in 1934. The inside has simple 6" fold-in flaps with more advertising. Like the cover, the advertising here also mentions "Grand' Place, Le Cateau."

1934? French FC dust-jacket, 9½" x 7½", apparently for a school book, advertising "Pastilles Salmon" for protection against coughing. Imageries Réunies de Jarville-Nancy. Gift of Mimi Gras, Chambly, France, Nov., '01.

This "protege-cahier" puts a colored image of FC on its cover against a checkerboard background. The back cover offers the text of La Fontaine's fable under addition and multiplication tables. Mimi mentioned to me that this, along with the accompanying BF dust-jacket, belonged to her mother in 1934. The inside has simple 1½" stapled flaps.

1952? French dust-jacket, 9½" x 7", apparently for a school book, advertising "Amora: La Moutarde de Dijon."  €5 at St. Ouen, August, '17.  One duplicate for $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '05.

The colorful mix of reds, yellows, and greens follows the pattern on Amora's blotter of the same era.  Here La Fontaine appears in a medallion in the upper center.  Around him are five fables.  Four are named and illustrated:  WL; "The Fox and the Goat"; LM; and "The Little Fish and the Angler."  Another, FC, is pictured on a glass container of Amora mustard.  As the back of the cover makes clear, there is a set of twelve glasses in the set, each with a different fable.  Now that would be a set to find!

1935? Dust-jacket provided by "Cadet de France" offering clothes for young people.  FC monochrome design.  $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '05.

A rather primitive design signed by "CR" shows the cheese in mid-air falling to the waiting fox.  The back cover offers La Fontaine's verse text and tables of addition and subtraction.  The end-flaps offer chances to list the program for morning and evening each day of the week.

 

1930?  Dust-jacket representing Jean de La Fontaine and advertising Blédine Blécao, apparently available at "Les Ets Jacquemaire a Villefrance (Rhône)."  $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '05.

Characters from some of La Fontaine's most famous fables are arranged under his portrait.  The back of the dust-jacket quotes his promythium to TH: "Running solves nothing.  You need to depart on time."  The inside flap encourages babies to ask "Maman" to make sure that this is a "bébé BLÉDINE."

1930? Dust-jacket presenting "The Coach and the Fly" in red and blue from Solitaire Shoe Preservative.  Artist F. Sébille.  $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '05.

The verso presents the text along with comparative presentations of a shoe without and with Solitaire protection.  The fly on the front of the jacket is quite outsized!  I can find nothing on F. Sébille.

1935? Orange and blue dust-jacket provided by "la Neige de Savoie" illustrating FC, in which the cheese that the fox has acquired is "la Neige de Savoie" in its usual round cheese-container.  $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '05.

The back cover of this dust-jacket shows the portions of France.  Inside flaps explain that if you want to grow up to have strong teeth, you will eat "la Neige de Savoie".  The fox here seems particularly eager to get what the crow does not want to give up!

1935? Dust-jacket provided by "Car" licorice.  The cover presents "The Rat and the Oyster" in a black and blue illustration designed by C. Levoir (?).  $5 from Mme Denise Debuigne, Rennes, France, Feb., '05.

The back of the dust-jacket presents tables of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  The design on the cover is simple enough.  Neither critter is going to win this encounter!

1925? Dust-jacket with WL illustration and, on the verso, mathematical tables.  $6 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.

This simple dust-jacket may have the least identifying material of any in the collection!  I find nothing suggesting either printer or artist.  Help!

 

 

 

 

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