Original Drawings for The Fox and the Stork

La Fontaine, Jean de

Published by (Moscow, 1929
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Six pen-and-ink drawings colored with watercolor, with an expressionistic look, each measuring 7 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches. These delicate, stylized illustrations are tinted with shades of orange, purple, and green. The first drawing has the title and illustrator's name, Ausbrey, below it in Russian. The images recount La Fontaine's fable of getting one's just deserts: the fox exasperates the stork by offering her food in a plate, which, with his long beak, the stork cannot eat. However, the stork retaliates by offering the fox a drink from a narrow, long-necked vessel. Attractive and unique illustrations for a book never published. Two have paperclip marks to edge, else fine, mounted without adhesive in a paper portfolio. Bookseller Inventory # 15929

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Title: Original Drawings for The Fox and the Stork

Publisher: (Moscow

Publication Date: 1929

Illustrator: Ausberg, E.

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Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly half a century, Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. We carry a diverse selection of highlights in literature, illustrated books, finely printed books, and special artistic bindings, and we are noted for our fine selection of miniature books. We invite you to search or browse our entire inventory here, or please contact us directly if you wish to consult with our staff to find the perfect rare book for you.

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