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The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author.
(John W. Lovell Co., 1865)
One illustration per story, noble rather than imaginative. The applications are often longer than the fables!
The Book of Fables in Prose and Verse
(Kiggins and Kellogg, 1845)
This book, originally sold for $.06, is charming evidence of what fables meant for children in the middle of the nineteenth century. The fables here are long and heavily didactic. The first and longest of the seven fables ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Imagerie d'Épinal, Pellerin & Cie., 1890)
This large (16½ x 12½) book represents a wonderful find. It brings together the broadsides or posters I have found from Pellerin/Épinal, displayed at http://aesop.creighton.edu/jcupub/newpage47.htm. And so it fills in ...
The Book of Fables
(Sheldon Blakeman & Co.,, 1850)
This little (5½x almost 4½) volume represents a curiosity, a conundrum, or perhaps just a simple mistake. It is clearly labeled on cover and title-page as The Book of Fables, but the contents (pages 5 through 64) seem to ...
Aesop's Fables, Book 1
Here is a happy occurrence. I could find almost no bibliographical information in this 8 x 11 pamphlet--except the name of one visual artist, J. Burton. I could also see from the information I had that I would face a ...
The Fables of Aesop with Designs on Wood
(Paddington Press Ltd: Two Continents Publishing Group, 1818)
A fascinating book which deserves a good deal of study. The reproductions seem quite good. The tail-pieces, little pictures after each fable, are particularly fascinating. Some come back on the fable. A valuable book, ...
Select Fables with cuts, designed and engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and others, previous to the year 1784: together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the works of Messrs. Bewick
(Baldwin Cradock, and Joy,Printed by S. Hodgson for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820)
This book is important enough to keep both copies in the collection. Here is the second copy . These two books seem interiorly identical. Of my four 1820 Bewick Select Fables, these come closest to matching Bodemann ...
Le Fabuliste des Enfans et des Adolescens ou Fables Nouvelles
(Chez Perisse Frères, Libraires/A la Librairie Ecclésiastique, 1833)
Pour servir a l'instruction et a l'amusement de la jeunesse the title-page continues. Here are seven books worth of fables with eight full-page illustrations inserted. The frontispiece, for example, has Fable showing ...
Fables de Gay, Traduites en Vers Français
(Chez Ancelle, Libraire, 1811)
Here is a wonderful little find! Bodemann lists this edition as #11.12. All fifty of Gay's first edition of fables are here, concluding with Le Lièvre qui a beaucoup d'amis. Seven of the fables have strong landscape ...
The Penny Magazine, Vol. V, #257
(J.S. Redfield Clinton Hall,The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1836)
The opening of this weekly magazine for Saturday, April 2, 1836, offers a large black-and-white illustration of WC and then argues that the result of observation may be applied in a practical manner as a guide in actual ...