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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 ...
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.
Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Libri V, Accesserunt Parallelae Joannis de la Fontaine Fabulae
(Joseph Barbou, 1783)
Bodemann #127.3. The note there shows that this is a reprinting of a work first done by Barbou in 1754, but that the works of La Fontaine and the work of Brotier have been added. This is a small book, about 3½ x 6¼. ...
Select fables of Aesop and other fabulists
Unfortunately this book is missing, as the seller writes, all prior to a5 prelims, including the title-page. It is clearly an edition of Dodsley. The fable text portions seem to be identical with Dodsley's 1761 first ...
Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae
(Typis H.S. Woodfall Impensis Societatis Stationariorum,, 1784)
This book has one of those long titles. It goes on Nunc demum ex Collatione Optimorum Exemplarium ab infinitis pene Mendis repurgatae, una cum nonnullis Variorum Auctorum Fabulis adjectis. Et Indice Correctiori praefixo. ...
The Fables of Mr. John Gay, Complete in Two Parts
(Wilson Spence, and Mawman,, 1797)
Here is a curious book. Bodemann lists a first Bewick illustration of Gay published by Rivington et al in London in 1779 and reproduced in 1792 (#166.1). The catalogue goes on to describe a second Bewick illustration of ...
Fables Choisies mises en Vers par M. de La Fontaine
(Fr.. Amb. Didot l'Ainé, 1787)
I am having difficulty locating this lovely book in Bodemann. The two parts are bound together here, and pagination starts over for the second part. Each fable has a fine small engraving about 2½ x 2. I consider this ...
An Essay on Fable
(William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1764)
Here is a second copy of this pamphlet. A well researched introduction finds Dodsley's essay, attached to his edition of fables, the first comprehensive, original study of the genre in English. The essay itself surprises ...
Poesies Diverses du R. Pere (Jean Antoine) du Cerceau, Tome II
(Chez les Frères Estienne, 1760)
This is a small volume, about 3½ x 5½, containing 305 pages with a T of C at the end. Leather binding, marbled endpapers, and a place-marking ribbon. Jean Antoine du Cerceau (1670-1730) was a Jesuit priest, poet, and man ...