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Faules de Isop, Filosof Moral y de Altres Famosos Autors
(Estampa de Torras, 1885)
""Corregidas de nou." The closing T of C lists eight books. The sixth is attributed to Remicius. The full-page representation of Aesop is surprising: he is a handsome hunchback. The pose is that of Steinhöwel's Aesop ...
Fables in Verse
(Brown, Bazin, & Co, 1855)
"Twenty-six years ago I bought a first copy of this book at Renaissance in Milwaukee. Here is a second copy in poorer condition. It has the same printer's error listed below. I keep it in the collection because it is a ...
Aesop in Rhyme, with Some Originals
(Printed for Baldwin Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row,, 1821)
A wonderful little book. The simple engravings are utterly charming. The best of them and of the fables may be Aesop's Trial (frontispiece and last fable), at which Aesop explains to the hostile beasts that the fables ...
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 ...
Select Fables of Aesop and Other Fabulists
(Printed for William Osborne and J & H Mozley, GainsboroughPrinted for Willm. Osborne & J.H. Mozley, 1850)
This is a small book, falling apart. It is almost identical with other Dodsley editions, but a quick check of the frontispiece and title page shows clear differences, additions and subtractions. The book's condition is ...
Alte und Neue Geschichten von den Lieben Tieren, Lehrreich und Ergötzlich für Jung und Alt, Poetisch Dargestellt
(J. KornacherKornacker, 1886)
There are forty fables here on 141 pages. The book's approach seems somewhat standardizing. Fables and other similar stories are put into five-line rhyming stanzas (aabbc ddeec). I am not sure that it necessarily helps ...
The Fables of Aesop as first printed by William Caxton in 1484 with those of Avian, Alfonso, and Poggio, now again edited and induced by Joseph Jacobs.
(Burt Franklin, 1889)
The Same as Volume 1 of the David Nutt entry. Do not miss the index (225) and especially the synopsis (229). I am eager to try some of Jacobs' scholarship. There is a wonderful pedigree of Caxton's Aesop facing 1.
Child's Own Fable Book
(Leavitt and Allen, 1860)
This fat little book includes two parts: Aesop's Fables (I) and Fables (II). It is an earlier (even first?) edition of a work I had found earlier and have listed under 1870? This work, like that, will delight those ...
Select Fables with cuts, designed and engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and others, previous to the year 1784: together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the works of Messrs. Bewick
(Baldwin Cradock, and Joy,Printed by S. Hodgson for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820)
One of the stars of my collection. See my comments on the 1975 facsimile. Excellent wood engravings here in a book I am thrilled to have found. After seeing reprints, it is so wonderful to see the original! Some pencil ...
Fables Original and Selected
(D. Appleton & CO, 1869)
This book reproduces completely, as far as I can tell, the edition I have listed under 1863. There is still a Presented To . . . and From . . . page just after the title-page. Book I's insignia page here comes before, ...