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Funfzig Fabeln für Kinder, Nebst einem ernsthaften Anhange
(Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1852)
This is apparently Bodemann 277.3. That the illustrations are new by contrast with the 1833 first edition is clear from the illustration for the first story, where the crow now faces left and the background now presents ...
Fables of La Fontaine: Two Volumes in One
(Bazin & Ellsworth, 1858)
I am happy to land this stated Fifth Edition of Elizur Wright's work. The only date apparent here is the 1842 on the verso of the title-page, indicating a date of entry into the clerk's office of the district court of the ...
Ek Ton Tou Aisopou Mythoi Eklektoi/Nouveau Choix des Fables d'Ésope
(Librairie Classique d'Eugène Belin, 1850)
Here is a schoolbook that has lasted for some years. The preface to the first edition is dated 1824, and this is listed as a Nouvelle Édition. The first two pages of the text, including apparently four fables, are missing, ...
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 ...
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 ...
La Fontaine et ses Fables
(Librairie Hachette, 1853)
I include this book in the collection because I have heard or read more than once that it is a classic, one of the two or three books one must read on La Fontaine. I look forward to it.…
Fables et Oeuvres Diverses de J. La Fontaine
(Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1854)
Three quarter sheep with marbled boards, octavo, 555 pages with engraved portrait frontispiece after Hopwood, and an AI. I have a Walckenaer edition of 1839 and another published in 1910. The fables seem complete; they ...
The Second Primary Reader; Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse. With Exercises in Enunciation. For the Use of the Second Classes in Primary Schools.
(Brewer and Tileston, 1858)
In poor shape, as befits a 140-year-old book. Nine fables without illustration. The moral is different for boys and girls in FC. The cat is to be corded, not belled. There are comments on fables in #4-5 on 32-33.
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists
(Printed for William Osborne and John Mozely (sic?), GainsboroughPrinted for Willm. Osborne & J & H Mozley Gainsborough,, 1850)
This is a small book, with separated covers. T of C on 229, with morals listed. The coarse woodcuts are intact. There is a compelling beginning picture of Aesop. Only the first book contains Aesop, in fact fifty-four ...
Fables Original and Selected
(G. Routledge & Co., 1857)
This lovely little book may not fit into a collection of Aesop. At first I was going to exclude it. But Aesop is on the cover and he is behind more than a few of the fables, notably The Dog and the Stork, which turns out ...