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Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien avec Celles de Philelphe. Traduction Nouvelle
Edition nouv. avec nouvelles Fig. The date is unfortunately cut off the bottom of the page. This copy seems to line up perfectly with Bodemann #97.3 except for the frontispiece, which here has Aesop (?) on a pedestal in ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par Monsieur De La Fontaine, Premiere et Seconde Partie
(Chez Zacharie Chastelain, 1785)
This book, two volumes in one, represents a curious crossroads in the history of the printing of La Fontaine's fables. Chastelain (or Chatelaine) had produced a La Fontaine edition in 1727-28 (Bodemann 77.11) which had ...
Aesop's Fables English and Latin/Aesopi Fabulae Anglo-Latinae
(J. Read, 1731)
A fine little bilingual (on facing pages) edition offering 233 fables in its first book and (starting on 154) 208 fables in its second. There is an English AI after 267. The title-page and early pages are worm-eaten. ...
Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum. Libri V. Cum integris commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii. Nic. Rigaltii, Is. Neveleti, Nic Heinsii, Jo. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, et excerptis aliorum. Curante P.B.
(Samuel Luchtmans, 1745)
This is an extra copy with missing spine of the fine Burmann edition I have from Ruth Kidson of East Sussex. It is one of the classics of this collection. Carnes 217. Lamb speaks warmly of the standard which Burman set ...
Fables de La Fontaine: Tome Premier
(Jean de Bonnot, 1755)
An exquisite book. I went to Paris hoping to find an Oudry. Though this volume contains only the first three books of LaFontaine, the engravings are exquisite. Surprisingly inexpensive on the Seine. The paper is ...
Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse
(Original: London: Lock's-Head. Reprint: Los Angeles: The Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 120: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library., 1704)
Here is the second of two extra copies. Thirty-eight fables, almost all from LaFontaine, done in couplets apparently based on the rhythms of Samuel Butler. They move along swiftly enough. LaFontaine is clearly behind ...
Esope En Belle Humeur, Ou Derniere Traduction Des ses Fables / Der Lustige und Anmuthige Aesopus
(Georg Olms Verlag, 1707)
This is a valuable reprint of one of the many books celebrating Aesop having fun. The frontispiece identifies Hunold as Menantes. The illustrations are only adequate. According to Bodemann, they are based upon Solis and ...
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Esope En Belle Humeur, Ou Derniere Traduction Des ses Fables = Der Lustige und Anmuthige Aesopus / Nach der letzten Frantzösischen Ausfertigung Seiner Fabeln Ins Teutsche übersetzt Von Menantes
Fables de la Fontaine, Tome Second
(P. Didot l'ainé et Firmin Didot, 1799)
This second of two volumes completes a set started nine years ago. The match with the first volume is not exact, even apart from the fact that this book has lost its covers. While much of the title-page is identical with ...
Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Libri V, Accesserunt Parallelae Joannis de la Fontaine Fabulae
(Joseph Barbou, 1783)
Here is the first of two extra copies of this book, both in good condition. 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 ...