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This edition was discovered by Mark Anderson, a student in my Fable Literature course. It includes twenty-five of the sixty-three fables found in Kincaid's volume of the same title from Checkerboard in 1989. There ...
A Certain of Aesop's Fables Drawn into English Verse.
(Privately printed, 1926)
Now here is an anomaly of a book. I cannot remember where I got it or when, but I find that its price was £10. What kind of publisher is an address? The book must be very rare if it comes from a press so private! I ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Hodder and Stoughton, 1909)
I am delighted to find at last an early Detmold; the good copy is inscribed in 1912. The colored illustrations are lovely. Apparently the frontispiece (TMCM) is missing in both copies. The illustrations are separately ...
Buch und Leben des hochberühmten Fabeldichters Aesopi
A real prize! These woodcuts of Steinhöwel's Ulm edition are beautifully reproduced: a title piece of Aesop, ten from the vita, and twenty-four with fables. I had heard of this book but figured I would never find it.
(Boni and Liveright, 1925)
A beautiful book. Each of twenty-four fables gets a title page with a clever design, a text page, and a five-color full-page illustration (yellow, green, grey, pink, black). No pagination or T of C. The best of the ...
Aesop's Fables: A Version for Young Readers.
(Ginn and Company, 1915)
A curious reworking of Stickney and Ginn's Child's Version of Aesop's Fables (1891) with a new artist, whose illustrations are rather standard. The text seems basically the same; WL changes the lamb's sex to female. At ...
(Franklin Watts, 1968)
An old Library of Congress book that was never taken out once and so is in excellent condition. Vastly superior in its illustrations to the Avenel facsimile (1975?). This is not a facsimile, for it omits the illustration ...
(London: J.M. Dent and Sons/NY: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1915)
A very nice little book in good condition. Earlier I had found two editions of Tilney's LaFontaine (1913/30 and 1913/36/38) from the same series. This book deliberately omits fables included by the moderns. The texts ...
(Andrews and McMeelAndrews and McNeel, 1991)
Pleasing, lively acrylics in a small-format book that was ordered as part of a promotion in conjunction with a lecture I gave here. Eleven fables. Differently told: Androcles and the lion are caught together. In the ...
Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable.
(Phonetic InstituteSir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1900)
A curiosity to go along with Gregg (1919/30) and French stenography (1875?). Thirty-seven fables without illustration follow a T of C. The cover has come loose from the body of this quaint little book.