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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.
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons Fabulae Aesopiae, Curis Posterioribus Omnes Fere Emendatae: Quibus Accesserunt Plus Quam CLXX Novae
(typis J. Barbou, 1778)
Here is a well-preserved book announcing itself as the sixth edition of Desbillons' Aesopic fables. I find it very hard to distinguish from the fifth edition of 1769. A random check finds no differences. See my comments ...
Sixty Amusing and Instructive Fables in French and English
(Printed for E. Johnson, 1773)
The title-page continues: Divided into Sections, and the Two Languages answering almost verbatim for the Greater Conveniency of Learners. The Whole adorned with Cuts. Designed principally for Schools. This is a lovely ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine: Nouvelle Edition Gravée en taille-douce, Vol. V
This is a curious set of six volumes, beautifully bound, replicating the Fessard edition of 1765-75, as the colophon near the end of the book points out. This fifth volume (Books 9 and 10) was published in 1774. I can ...