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(Rand McNally & Company, 1956)
I have worked my way back to a first edition of this extra-large-format book. The illustrations are bright! The spine is disintegrating. See my 1956/59 edition and the undersized 1952 book by the same people with the ...
Aesop's Fables for Young People
(W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 1950)
The text is identical with that in Foulsham's 1945? edition with the same title. See my comments there. This edition adds five colored illustrations, several of which occur rarely: Aesop plays with the Children ...
The Fables of Aesop
I have an apparent first printing in the collection. Here is an eighth printing twelve years later. A handy volume in great shape. There are two aquatints per story in the familiar Jacobs version: some show good wit, ...
The Fables of Aesop
I have an apparent first printing in the collection and an eighth. Here is a ninth printing one year later than the eighth. The aquatints have changed color from the eighth to this ninth printing! There are two aquatints ...
The Fables of Esope: from Jane Grabhorn's typographic laboratory in San Francisco
(Grabhorn Press, 1950)
This is an eight-page brochure presenting four fables, each with an illustration. The texts come from Caxton in 1483. The illustrations are from the Latin edition of Aesop printed by Gerard Leeu at Antwerp in 1486 (i.e., ...
(Rand McNally & Company, 1952)
This is another hardbound version of the book I had found in many printings. See my comments there under 1952. This book makes no reference to Tip-Top Elf Books. This book, which had lived both at the Peabody Institute ...
Fables of Aesop
(Penguin Books, 1954)
This is the only hardbound Penguin edition that I think I have ever seen! It looks from several indications as though it were printed for some country in Asia. It has some Oriental (?) characters on the verso of the ...
12 Fables of Aesop
(Museum of Modern Artdist. by Doubleday & Company, 1954)
See my comments on the original and the later paperback listed under 1954/67.
(J.W. Eides Forlag, 1951)
Here is a book of wonderful art, lovingly produced! The color work is excellent. Among the best are these: The Fox and Goat (15); The Bear and Bees (16); OR (29); WL (34); TB (51), BF (56-57); and MSA (66-67). The ...
(Wonder Books, 1958)
How have I missed this book until now? It seems a standard children's reading book, about 6½ x 8. The original cost in 1958 was $.25. Notice which fables are chosen; they seem a standard set for the mid-1900's: FC, MM, ...