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(Washington Square: David McKay Company, 1921)
I had seen too many reproductions of Fry's work. This early (first?) edition, sitting on the shelf at Bonifant, shows how good her work is in color and black-and-white. The latter offer their own witty commentary on the ...
Aesop's Fables (with 16 colour plates)
(Ward Lock & Co.,, 1924)
Once again I thought I was buying an extra of a book I already had. This edition has fewer illustrations, in fact one-third of the number in the other edition from Ward and Lock. It is in excellent condition. The texts ...
Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien Illustrées de Discours Moraux, Philosophiques, et Politiques
(Chez François Foppens/J. Michael Müller Verlag, 1920)
Here is a second excellent reproduction of a 1669 book. I had already found Bonnot's 1988 reprint at Librairie Epsilon in Paris nine years ago. Now comes this 1920 version from J. Michael Müller in Munich. This reprint ...
The Fox and the Wolf: Stories from Aesop
(John F. Shaw & Co., Ltd., 1920)
The covers of this typical early twentieth-century British children's fable book are pictorial boards, and both are well done. On the front, the fox runs from the well where, presumably, he has left the wolf; on the back, ...
With Aesop Along the Black Border
(The State Company, 1924)
An excellent, delightful, challenging presentation of some sixty Aesopic fables in strong Black dialect. The sampling I tried (five fables) took time but made wonderful reading, especially as one gets the hang of the ...
(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 ...
(London: Humphrey Milford/ Oxford University Press, 1925)
Apparently the (original?) British version of the book I have in the American edition from Boni and Liveright (1925). Some pages are slightly soiled. This has a cheaper cardboard cover with Trery designs. See my comments ...
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 ...
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.
Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable.
(The Saalfield Publishing Company., 1925)
This book reproduces the one I have listed under 1925? from the same publisher with the same title. Thus it has 92 pages and includes four illustrations after Griset as well as many done after Weir. The cover here is not ...