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Uncle Charlie's Favourite Fables
(Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited, 1899)
My list of books titled by Uncle is growing: Uncle Frank, Uncle Didrick, Uncle Ben Jay, and of course Uncle Remus. Now here is Uncle Charlie. This is some of the clearest work I have by Weir: his main contribution to the ...
Gems from Fable-Land: A Collection of Fables Illustrated by Facts
(Charles Scribner, 1853)
The purpose of this singular book is to present one or more anecdotes of a fitting character, as real-life witnesses to the truth of the moral contained in the text (vi). To fulfill this purpose, seventy-five standard ...
Fables Original and Selected
(D. Appleton & CO, 1863)
This book reproduces, with a few differences, the edition I have listed under 1842? from Willoughby and Company in London. The differences include the spine-and-cover, which has shifted from gold embossed on green with a ...
Drollige Thierbilder und Reime aus der Fabelwelt
(Insel Verlag, 1850)
Beautifully colored reprint with witty little rhymes including lots of fables I recognize (and some I may not yet). The Blind and the Lame features the snail and the mole (1). Other fables include The Bear and the Fly ...
Woodland Romances; or, Fables and Fancies
(Cassell Petter & Galpin,, 1877)
This is a curious book of 192 pages, followed by eight pages of advertisements for books by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Perhaps three-fourths of the book are rhyming verse stories based on standard Aesopic fables. These ...
A Century of Fables in Verse, For the Most Part Paraphrased or Imitated from Various Languages
(Robert Hardwicke, 1860)
There are some things not to miss in this little work. First, there is an unusual list of subscribers at the back. After some very careful reflections on how a person would come to write a book like this, the author sets ...
De Nieuwe Aesopus. Groot Fabelboek voor Jong en Oud.
(J.B. Wolters, 1880)
Beautiful and copious Griset work, though some turns out dark even in so careful an edition. There seem to be three different kinds of Griset engravings. The fables come from various authors. Curiosities include eyeglasses, ...
The Fables of Aesop as first pr Vol I
(David Nutt, 1889)
Almost no illustrations. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The two volumes from William Allen were early finds, and I have watched them deteriorate on the shelf for thirteen years. How nice now to find a set in ...
A Child's Version of Aesop's Fables
(Ginn & Company Publishers,, 1891)
A pleasant little book, well used. Various people worked on the text, and the illustrations seem to be from Doré, Weir, and a certain F. Myrick (?). I enjoy several, e.g., FS (46).
The Fables of Aesop as first p Vol II
(David Nutt, 1889)
Contains a good transcription into more readable text of Caxton's version. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The Ryland frontispiece-engraving of Aesop as a shepherd is otherwise unknown to me.