La Fontaine, Jean de [illustrator: Gustave Doré]
De Fabelen van La Fontaine. Nagevolgd door J.J.L. ten Kate. Geïllustreerd met 81 platen en vele vignetten door Gustave Doré. 2e druk. Amsterdam, Elsevier, n.d. .
Light brown linen hardcover with color printed illustration of ‘the fox and the raven’ on the front. The binding is slightly worn at the edges. The book is in good condition (no foxing, no tears). 33,5 x 27 cm,  [x] 1-869 pp. The book contains 81 full-page engravings and many small illustrations and vignettes by Gustave Doré.
The Dutch poet and minister J.J.L. ten Kate (1819-1889) was gifted in translating foreign lyrics into clear, fluent and beautiful Dutch verse. Other popular works translated by Ten Kate are Dante's Inferno (de hel) and Milton's Paradise Lost (het verloren paradijs). The plates by Gustave Doré (1832-1883) give a beautiful example of his background in romantic art. The overwhelming landscapes he depicted are alternated by witty animal figures in dark forests. B2351
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