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C.F. Gellert's Fabelen en Vertelsels, in Nederduitsche Vaerzen Gevolgd. Eerste Deel
(Pieter Meijer, 1772)
Gellert published his German fables in 1746 and 1748. Here we have a lovely edition in Dutch within a generation of that date. This volume contains fifty-four fables, the exact number in Gellert's first volume, published ...
Fables Choisies Mis en Vers par Monsieur de La Fontaine
(J. Samuel Cailler, 1772)
I consider this one of the best finds of an unusually successful trip to Europe. I had finished at Picard and stopped next door at a shop supposedly dealing rather in technical books. The shopkeeper found this one book ...
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons Fabulae Aesopiae, Curis Posterioribus Omnes Fere Emendatae: Quibus Accesserunt Plus Quam CLXX Novae
(J. Barbou/Nabu ReprintsNabu Public Domain Reprints, 1778)
Here is a printed-on-demand copy of a book I happened to acquire at the same time in an original version. Welcome to the new world of publishing! This is a large-format paperback version of the sixth edition of Desbillons' ...
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons e Societate Jesu Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Decem Diligenter Emendati post Editionem Tertiam Parisinam Quam Solam Auctor Agnoscit
(Augustae Vind. Et Friburgi Brisg. Sumptibus Fratrum Ign. Et Ant. Wagner, 1776)
Here is a fascinating edition. It reproduces the third edition from Paris, which I have under 1759. It has thus ten books of fables. There are several surprises here. First, the Society had already been suppressed ...
The Instructive and Entertaining Fables of Pilpay
(Printed for J. and F. Rivington W. Strahan, T. Caslon, S. Crowder...,Printed for J. and F. Rivington, W. Strahan, et al, 1775)
Bodemann #126.3. This book may set the record for the longest subtitle: An Ancient Indian Philosopher. Containing a Number of Excellent Rules for the Conduct of Persons of all Ages, and in all Stations: Under several ...
Phaedri Fabulae, or Phaedrus's Fables, with the following improvements in a method intirely new
(Printed for J. Rivington [etc.]Printed for John Rivington; Clarke and Collins; S. Crowder; B. Law; G. Robinson; and R. Baldwin, 1775)
Carnes 226. The fables of Phaedrus are first printed as in the received text and are then paraphrased into prose, using English syntax as the norm, with the original vocabulary as far as possible. Rhetorical devices within ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1878: Longmans, Green, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back.
Fables de Phedre Affranchi d'Auguste, en Latin et en François avec des Notes historiques & critiques
(Chez Jean Schweighauser, 1771)
This small 4 x 6½ book offers a facing prose translation for Phaedrus' fables, with frequently extensive notes at the bottom of the page. There is a two-page Avertissement at the book's beginning, and a T of C in Latin ...
Fables Translated from Aesop and Other Authors. To which are subjoined a Moral in Verse and an Application in Prose Adapted to each Fable
(Printed for S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row,, 1774)
After searching in Bodemann and in my favor private collector, I finally found Draper in Hobbs. This book is clearly fashioned along the lines of Croxall's, but Draper takes clear exception to Croxall's work. I may be ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine: Nouvelle Edition Gravée en taille-douce, Vol. IV
(Chez des Lauriers, Md. De Papiers, 1773)
Here is the fourth volume of the set of six volumes, published between 1765 and 1775. See my comments on the previous volumes in 1765, 1766, and 1768. This volume contains only a T of C and the dedication to Madame de ...