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The Book of Fables
(Sheldon Blakeman & Co.,, 1850)
This little (5½x almost 4½) volume represents a curiosity, a conundrum, or perhaps just a simple mistake. It is clearly labeled on cover and title-page as The Book of Fables, but the contents (pages 5 through 64) seem to ...
School Reading by Grades: Third Year
(American Book Company, 1897)
There are four fables in this reader. MSA (10) is well told and features a good black-and-white illustration of the donkey swinging crosswise from a pole. TMCM (42) is told in a version very close to Jacobs' and offers ...
Aesop's Fables, Book 1
Here is a happy occurrence. I could find almost no bibliographical information in this 8 x 11 pamphlet--except the name of one visual artist, J. Burton. I could also see from the information I had that I would face a ...
The Book of Fables in Prose and Verse
(Kiggins and Kellogg, 1845)
This book, originally sold for $.06, is charming evidence of what fables meant for children in the middle of the nineteenth century. The fables here are long and heavily didactic. The first and longest of the seven fables ...
Fables de La Fontaine, Précédées de la vie d'Ésope, suivies de Philémon et Baucis, et des filles de Minée; Nouvelle Édition, dans laquelle on aperçoit d'un coup d'oeil la moralité de la fable
(Chez Mame et Cie, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1834)
Here is a small (3½ x 5½), typical French edition of La Fontaine from the 1830's. Perhaps the only remarkable thing about the edition, shared with many later editions from Mame, is that it italicizes the morality portion ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Imagerie d'Épinal, Pellerin & Cie., 1890)
This large (16½ x 12½) book represents a wonderful find. It brings together the broadsides or posters I have found from Pellerin/Épinal, displayed at http://aesop.creighton.edu/jcupub/newpage47.htm. And so it fills in ...
The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author.
(John W. Lovell Co., 1865)
One illustration per story, noble rather than imaginative. The applications are often longer than the fables!
Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse
(Griffith and Farran, 1870)
After some study of Weir in 2000, I look back on this book as a very fortunate find. The engravings (executed by either Greenaway or Butterworth and Heath) are different from the several other sets of Weir illustrations ...
The Children's Picture Fable-Book Containing One Hundred and Sixty Fables
(Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1861)
Hobbs gives 1860 as the date of the first edition of this work, by Routledge. Perhaps this is a first or second American edition. She rightly calls these wood engravings sensitive. I think they are among Weir's best ...
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)
This book is important enough to keep both copies in the collection. Here is the second copy . These two books seem interiorly identical. Of my four 1820 Bewick Select Fables, these come closest to matching Bodemann ...