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(Hallmark Editions, 1971)
I already had a copy of this book with a frontispiece whose background is black when I found this copy whose background is white! The book is otherwise identical. Might the printer have had a bad day and forgotten to add ...
The Hare and the Frogs
(The Bodley Head, 1978)
This booklet takes the hare through a number of attempted escapes from danger. He runs from the storm, a deer, a bird, a hedgehog (an army of swords and daggers, the hare cries), a bull, a ram, a fox, a hyena, a rooster, ...
The Wind and the Sun
A nice little book that tells the story well. De Paola's cloudy wind is especially imaginative.
The Fables of Aesop
(Harvard Common Press, 1975)
Reprint of the original 1975 hardbound edition. This is probably my favorite among all the books I have. Levine approaches the fables with real wit. He plays with them. I have to watch out that I do not use too many ...
(Reading Disability Clinic, 1970)
This is a curious and delightful find. It is a landscape book about 8½ x 5½ with about half of its spiral binding intact. Another piece of the binding fell away as I was working with this book. I cannot find an indication ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Dorset Press, 1975)
This is a clear, crisp reprinting -- with almost no margins -- of Gambit's great book of 1975. The illustrations are still wonderful! As I wrote there, this is probably my favorite among all the books I have. Levine ...
Aesop's Fables: 30 Fables from Thomas Bewick's Works, Volume IV (Memorial Edition).
(Workshop of Letterio Calapai, 1973)
Excellent prints from the original blocks of The Fables of Aesop (1818). The title's reference to Volume IV is apparently to Thomas Ward's five-volume memorial edition of Bewick's works, published in 1885-7. The best of ...
The Lion and the Mouse.
The same book as the edition of 1979 but with a slightly different spine and title page. The illustrations here may be a bit darker. See my comments on the original.
Favole di animali
(AMZ Editrice, 1974)
Twenty-eight years ago I found a book by the same publisher covering fewer fables but using the same illustrations. The publishing history is not easy. That book used a subtitle Fiabe di la Fontaine, Fedro e Esopo. Its ...
Aesop's Fables for the Table: Aesop's Cookbook
(Broward Community College Association of Educational Secretaries and Office Personnel, 1979)
Here is a curiosity! This is a regular cookbook, but it has sections, and the heavier paper-stock divider at the beginning of each section has a line drawing of an animal cooking and, on its verso, the text of an Aesopic ...