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The Three Bears & 15 other stories
(Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975)
This may be my oldest copy of this book. The obverse of the title-page offers a printing history that makes this book a first printing. It has a bookplate with Leah on its first blank page and some scribbling facing the ...
Fables and Other Short Poems Collected from the Most Celebrated English Authors
(London: Thomas Cobb. Williamsburg reprint undated.s.n., 1731)
A wonderfully curious collection of nice moralistic rhymed fables. Almost all match Gay's titles perfectly, but these are not Gay's fables! Each has a pleasing engraving. Between the fables come samples of good handwriting, ...
Treasury of Well-Loved Tales
(Book Essentials Publications, USA distributor: POP-M Co.distributed in USA by POP-M Co., 1975?)
A larger volume that includes the two smaller Well-Loved Tales volumes (1975?). The cover pictures of the shorter books become the title pictures of the sections of this larger one. Two pages are eliminated from each ...
Gli Animali Nelle Favole di ieri e di oggi.
(Giunti Marzocco, 1980)
The last three sections are on La Fontaine, Phaedrus, and Aesop. This book contains repeats of Fedro (1976) and perhaps a few others in the same style.
Tortoise the Trickster and other folktales from Cameroon.
(Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979)
A delightful book of twenty-four stories. Four are Aesopic: TH (#4, identical with The Hedgehog and the Hare ); The Tortoise, the Goat, and the Lion (#7, about learning how to divide); Two Goats (#20); and DS ...
[Thai] [lion/mouse cameo on cover]
Two fables are illustrated with eight pages of simple green monochrome each at the beginning: Talkative Turtle and Frogs Desiring a King. Then lots of stories without English or illustrations. T of C at the beginning.
Longing for Darkness: Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa. With original photographs (January 1914-July 1931) and quotations from Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen).
(Chronicle Books, 1990)
I was very surprised to see this out-of-print book available again! See my comments on the original hardbound edition done by Harcourt in 1975. This edition sports heavy covers, with folded back flyleaves. The renditions ...
The Birds and the Beasts Were There
(World Publishing Co., 1963)
A very enjoyable selection of animal poetry. Pages 170-71 are soiled and a few others are creased; otherwise the book is in excellent condition. I am surprised that only one fable is included: TH is cleverly (if not ...
The Book of Knowledge: The Children's Encyclopedia.
(Educational Book Co.Grolier, 1911)
Eight fables with old transfer-like illustrations on 3852-3. The illustrator of the delightful little vignettes is JF or something similar, unknown to me. A good book for an exhibit of traditional use of Aesop.
Fables and Tales Papercrafts
(David S. Lake PublishersFearon Teacher Aids,, 1989)
A clever book for coloring and making sculptures, puppets, and masks. It contains four fables and five other stories. Pages 17-32 of the extra are missing. I wrote the publisher, who graciously sent an intact copy.