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    • Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (McLoughlin Brothers. NY, 1898)
      A very nice run of Griset and Croxall. The plates are identical with those in my Aesop's Fables (1893?) by Cassell. This book, I would guess, is the inexpensive reprint of that. Only the paper (cheaper here), the title ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; L'Estrange, Roger (Cambridge University Press? (George Harrap?)s.n.]. Cambridge[S.l., 1936)
      This is an exceeding strange book. It has the basic marks of Bodemann #434.1, Gooden's classic edition of Aesop. But it lacks any Gooden illustrations beyond the excellent initials for each fable. Bodemann shows a ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (McLoughlin Brothers. NY, 1901)
      This edition stands out from others by Griset from McLoughlin in that it gives its own date (on a rock in the cover illustration). It has the lovely colored TMCM frontispiece one can find in both 1900? editions from ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; Gooden, Stephen; L'Estrange, Roger (George Harrap. London, 1936)
      Here is one of the newest jewels of the collection. I have looked for it for a long time, but the cost has been prohibitive and the edition very limited. I finally found a copy and said to myself that it belongs in the ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (W.B. Conkey. Chicago, 1930)
      This book is absolutely identical with the Homewood edition (1930?) of the same title except for the presence here of a frontispiece colored from Billinghurst's The Fox and the Goat. That same colored illustration ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (Homewood Publishing Company. Chicago, 1930)
      A curious melange. The text appears to be identical with that in Cassell's Aesop's Fables (1893/1893?) illustrated by Griset and in Hurst's The Book of Fables (1899?), also illustrated by Griset. The author, unacknowledged ...
    • Aesop's Fables 

      Rundell, J.B.; La Fontaine, Jean de; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. London and NY, 1869)
      This copy with a white cover joins two with green and blue covers, respectively. It has two remarkable features. First, it is inscribed in 1869. That fact makes it perhaps the clearest candidate for a first edition; I ...
    • Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel,; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de (J.H. Sears & Company. NY, 1920)
      This little book brims with questions. First, do I not recognize these covers of a boy and girl, respectively, reading? Next, how does this text expand the usual set of texts derived from Rundell (sometimes labelled ...
    • The Book of Fables Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (F.M. Lupton Publishing Company. NYNew York, 1900)
      This edition seems a standard Lupton edition, with its Later Fables beginning on 157. Compare it with my Lupton copies under 1901? and 1902?. The big surprise in this copy comes when one pages through and finds no ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables, Complete, with text based upon Croxall, La Fontaine and L'Estrange. With Copious Additions from other Modern Authors 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel,; Griset, Ernest Henry; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (Hurst & Co.. NY, 1890)
      This book is like two others that I have. Its contents are very much like those in the Arlington Edition put out by Hurst and listed under 1899? There is no indication of an Arlington Edition here. It is exactly like a ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (F. M. Lupton Publishing Company. NYNew York, 1901)
      Identical plates with the edition by the same publisher that I have listed under 1902?. This edition has a different cover and different paper; it also lists an address for the Lupton Publishing Company. This book ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel,; Griset, Ernest Henry; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (Hurst & Co. Publishers,. NYNew York, 1899)
      After 140 pages of Aesop, there are Later Fables in the last 100 pages of the book. Compare the two copies to see how much more clearly Griset's work emerges in the blue-covered volume. Good AI. The Stutzman copy ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (Mershon. New YorkRahway/NY, 1920)
      Closest to the 1901? and 1902? Lupton editions with the same title. See my comments there. Except for the title page and cover, the books seem identical. Like those, this book has no illustrations. In fact, this book ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (F.M. Lupton. NY, 1903)
      Very close to my 1902? Lupton edition, right down to the good paper, the good printing, and the numerous empty pages at the end. As is usual for these Lupton editions (see 1900?, 1901?, and 1902?), a note added to the ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (Hurst & Company Publishers. NYNew York, 1900)
      Like the adjacent listing from Lupton, this unusual book claims to have art but has none at all! It is paginated and has in fact the same plates as my Hurst Arlington editions listed under 1899? but lacks all the illustrations ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (F.M. Lupton Publishing Company. NYNew York, 1902)
      Quite similar to the Arlington Edition (1899?), except for rearrangement and different spellings in titles. A note added to the editor's preface indicates the addition of 130 fables not in the first and second editions. ...
    • The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel,; Griset, Ernest Henry; L'Estrange, Roger; La Fontaine, Jean de, (American Book Exchange. NY, 1880)
      The plates are identical with those in the Arlington Edition by Hurst which I have listed under 1899?, but the pages are thinner and the reproduction of Griset's work is excellent. The Finis page here occurs by mistake ...
    • Fables and Stories Moralized, Being a Second Part of the Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists, etc., Vol. II 

      Aesop; L'Estrange, Roger (Printed for Richard Sare near Grayes-Inn-Gate in Holborn. London, 1715)
      Formerly presented to the Portsmouth Athenaeum by George Jaffrey, Esq. The covers are separated. Otherwise it is in fair to good condition. 5 x 7½. There are 277 numbered fables with morals and without illustrations. ...
    • The Fables of Aesop 

      Croxall, Samuel,; L'Estrange, Roger; Townsend, George Fyler,; Valentine, L (Readers Library Publishing CompanyThe Readers Library Publishing Co., Ltd. London, 1932)
      Here is a strange find from a strange place. I had presumed for a long time that this was a duplicate of a book I already had. Closer inspection seems to indicate otherwise. It has an unusual colored pictorial cover of ...
    • The Fables of Aesop (?) 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; L'Estrange, Roger; McSpadden, J. Walker (T.Y. Crowell. New York, 1910)
      The text plates for this small edition are identical, even including pagination, with those in both editions of The Fables of Aesop (1930?), though this edition adds seven illustrations after Billinghurst and has smaller ...