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Sittenlehre für die Jugend in den auserlesensten aesopischen Fabeln
(Weidmannische Handlung/Insel Verlag, 1757)
Here is an extra copy of this book, bought from the same shop as my first copy, biut for about half the price at a sad going-out-of-business sale starting that day. I already have a pair of German editions representing ...
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side. 2 1/2" height and 4 1/8" diameter on mortar and 6 7/8" length on banded pestle. European circa 1775.
Esope en belle humeur ou l'elite de ses fables enrichies de figures/Esopus bey der Lust
(Johann Christoph Kißner, 1729)
"Here is a second copy of this book, bound in a different order and lacking several of the pages in my better copy. Because it is different, I will keep it in the collection. First, what did I write about the original ...
Select Fables by Mr. Charles Denis
(J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1754)
This is a large volume of 120 fables fashioned after La Fontaine, Aesop, and others. There is a frontispiece: an angel (?) kneels before a ruler as two goddesses hover above. There is also an introduction commending the ...
Fables by the Late Mr. Gay in One Volume Complete
(J.F. & C. Rivington, B. & B. White et al, 1792)
I have been surprised as I research this book to find out that it is Bodemann's earliest copy of Thomas Bewick's work on Gay's fables, originally published in 1779. There is no doubt in my mind that this book is a ...
Fables de M. De Florian
(L'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Ainé, 1792)
Here is a wonderfully surprising find. Two years earlier I exulted over finding a first edition Florian for $125. Here is a larger version of the same edition for $39! It has the same date, title, and publisher but is ...
Sammlung vermischter Schriften von C.F. Gellert (bound after Lehrgedichte und Erzählungen von C. F. Gellert
Here is a surprising little treasure! I had not realized that I did not have an early edition of Gellert. This volume comes from his lifetime, since he died in 1769. It is in fact two volumes, as I found when I kept ...
(Johann Ulrich Krauss, 1718)
Here is the top prize of the books I found on this summer trip around Europe. We had an overnight in Trier. I got to the bookstore in the afternoon, and Dr. Jochen Staebel mentioned that he had a fine old book at home. ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par M. de La Fontaine, Partie 1 - Partie 2
(Chez Zacharie Chatelain, 1728)
This very fortunate find on eBay joins another book in the collection dated 1727/1728 and containing the third through fifth "books" of La Fontaine's fables. These "books" do not correspond to La Fontaine's usual books ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par M. de la Fontaine avec la Vie d'Esope, Tome Troisième
(La Compagnie des Libraires; L'Imprimerie de Pierre Prault, 1729)
Bodemann 77.12. This is the third of three volumes, covering Books X-XII. The 12 in Bodemann's catalogue indicates that this edition is one of many that copied Chauveau's illustrations from the first edition of La ...