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Fables de J. La Fontaine
(F. Didot frèresParis: Librairie de Firmin Didot Fréres, Fils et Cie, 1859)
Perhaps the loveliest non-illustrated LaFontaine in this collection. The careful owners in this last, unexpected Albuquerque stop did not know that they had this book. Very good condition. Calf binding with marbled ...
Fabler af Aesop ved Christian Winther
(P.G. Philipsens Forlag, 1859)
This book represents one of the nicer finds in my visit to Scandinavia. It is the kind of book I expected to find more of--and in fact have found more of on the web after the visit. It offers 203 fables on 155 pages, ...
A Greek Reader, Selected Chiefly from Jacobs' Greek Reader, Adapted to Bullions' Greek Grammar.
(Pratt, Oakley & Company, 1859)
The very first readings offered (91-96) are twenty-two of Aesop's fables, including a last one in verse. The notes for these texts are on 218-221. See the parallel edition for Latin, listed under 1854. The publisher has ...
Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into English with Instructive Applications and One Hundred and Ninety-Eight Illustrations
(Derby & Jackson, 1859)
Here is one of many cheap reprintings with new illustrations of the Croxall edition of 1722. Perhaps the first thing to notice about this edition is that the dedication to Lord Halifax has been dropped. The preface's ...
Recueil de Fables et Contes en Patois Saintongeais
(Libraire de Firmin Didot Frères et FilsLibrairie de Firmin Didot Frères et Fils, 1859)
The title goes on Avec la Traduction en Regard. This sturdy little book (3¾ x 5½) contains some fifteen bilingual fables. They seem to be done after La Fontaine. Shapiro's The Fabulists French offers a good introduction ...
Fabeln, Parabeln und Erzählungen für jeden Stand und jedes Alter nebst einer Abhandlung über das Wesen und den Vortrag der Fabel
I have learned that Memel was formerly a city in East Prussia and is now Klaipida in Lithuania. This book begins with a subscriber list. Though the circumstances are surely different, I suspect that it was what we would ...
A Book of Fables: Amusement for Good Little Children
(Brown Taggard, & Chase,, 1859)
This is a pamphlet of 16 pages. The fables here include several that are new to me. In The Fox and the Cock, the fox tells the cock that he has heard that he is clever and wants to ask him a riddle. A dwarf meets a giant ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Garnier Frères, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1859)
What a master Grandville is! I have several copies of Garnier's edition of his La Fontaine from 1868. I presumed, as I so often have, that I was buying a possibly better copy of a book I had already found. Again I was ...
Perry, Thomas Sergeant,  October 8