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Aesopi Fabulae Latine Redditae
(E.P. Williams/Simpkin, Marshall, et Soc., 1865)
This is a straightforward, tight, good looking book of eighty pages, 4 x 7, presenting 144 Latin fables. It is inscribed by W. Thackwray Shaw in 1866. There is also a notation Don Shaw 12.02 on the obverse of the title-page. ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Charles Scribner & Co., 1868)
This book is a surprise related to a surprise. It is in fact the same book published a year earlier by Edward H. Weed, which I found by surprise eight years ago. Unfortunately, this copy is in poor condition and lacks ...
(Robert B. Collins, 1848)
Each of these seems a larger edition of my 1848/48? edition by a firm that somehow either included or excluded a brother! The address is also changed. The red and black covers of these beautiful books add gold to the ...
Three Hundred Aesop's Fables
(George Routledge and Sons, 1885)
The transmutations on this book keep multiplying! This particular copy, in very poor shape, is closest to my 1885?/95? edition of same title, but is smaller, mentions only London, and places the fifty illustrations ...
What a nice surprise! Dan saw my name go by and remembered me from years ago here in Omaha. This little book with a green-and-gold embossed cover has very good illustrations, particularly for the book's age. The plates ...
(Porter & Coates, 1848)
The best runs I have seen yet of the Tenniel illustrations. It is unfortunate that there are only fifty of them here. The book is in great condition and even has a place-marking ribbon! The illustrations are listed on ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Schocken Books, 1894)
This may be the best single simple edition of Aesop I know. Heighway is a wonderful illustrator. This edition presents the engravings quite crisply.
Aesop's Fables: A New Version Chiefly from Original Sources
(Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co./London: John Murray, 1869)
This book is nearly identical with that from John Murray that I have listed under 1867/74. See my comments there. This edition places the list of illustrations where its page numbers should locate it rather than before ...
Aesop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices
(Printed at the Chiswick Press by C. Whittingham for J. Carpenter J. Booker, Sharpe and Hailes, and J. Carr,, 1813)
This is a curious find. At first it seems very similar to two smaller books, published in 1839 and 1841, with which it shares the words emblematical devices and a title-page illustration of a man seated in the countryside ...
Fabulae Aesopicae ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem Accurate Editae
(Sumtibus et Typis C. TauchnitiiSumtibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitii, 1829)
This is a classic text as many classicists would like it most: nothing but the Greek text of 423 Greek-titled fables on 190 small pages (4 x 5½). Since this edition occurs after Schneider's publication of the Augustana ...