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Esope en belle humeur ou l'elite de ses fables enrichies de figures/Esopus bey der Lust
(Johann Christoph Kißner, 1729)
"Here is a second copy of this book, bound in a different order and lacking several of the pages in my better copy. Because it is different, I will keep it in the collection. First, what did I write about the original ...
Sittenlehre für die Jugend in den auserlesensten aesopischen Fabeln
(Weidmannische Handlung/Insel Verlag, 1757)
Here is an extra copy of this book, bought from the same shop as my first copy, biut for about half the price at a sad going-out-of-business sale starting that day. I already have a pair of German editions representing ...
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side. 2 1/2" height and 4 1/8" diameter on mortar and 6 7/8" length on banded pestle. European circa 1775.
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1878: Longmans, Green, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back.
Fables Translated from Aesop and Other Authors. To which are subjoined a Moral in Verse and an Application in Prose Adapted to each Fable
(Printed for S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row,, 1774)
After searching in Bodemann and in my favor private collector, I finally found Draper in Hobbs. This book is clearly fashioned along the lines of Croxall's, but Draper takes clear exception to Croxall's work. I may be ...
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons e Societate Jesu Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Decem Diligenter Emendati post Editionem Tertiam Parisinam Quam Solam Auctor Agnoscit
(Augustae Vind. Et Friburgi Brisg. Sumptibus Fratrum Ign. Et Ant. Wagner, 1776)
Here is a fascinating edition. It reproduces the third edition from Paris, which I have under 1759. It has thus ten books of fables. There are several surprises here. First, the Society had already been suppressed ...
Fables by the Late Mr Gay
A beautiful little book. I am delighted at last to have a good edition of Gay's fables. T of C to both parts of fables is at the beginning of Volume II. The 66 excellent copper engravings come two-to-a-page facing the ...
The Instructive and Entertaining Fables of Pilpay
(Printed for J. and F. Rivington W. Strahan, T. Caslon, S. Crowder...,Printed for J. and F. Rivington, W. Strahan, et al, 1775)
Bodemann #126.3. This book may set the record for the longest subtitle: An Ancient Indian Philosopher. Containing a Number of Excellent Rules for the Conduct of Persons of all Ages, and in all Stations: Under several ...
Phaedri Fabulae, or Phaedrus's Fables, with the following improvements in a method intirely new
(Printed for J. Rivington [etc.]Printed for John Rivington; Clarke and Collins; S. Crowder; B. Law; G. Robinson; and R. Baldwin, 1775)
Carnes 226. The fables of Phaedrus are first printed as in the received text and are then paraphrased into prose, using English syntax as the norm, with the original vocabulary as far as possible. Rhetorical devices within ...
Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum. Libri V. Cum integris commentariis Marq. Gudii, Conr. Rittershusii. Nic. Rigaltii, Is. Neveleti, Nic Heinsii, Jo. Schefferi, Jo. Lud. Praschii, et excerptis aliorum. Curante P.B.
(Samuel Luchtmansapud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1745)
Here is one of the classics of this collection. Carnes 217. Lamb speaks warmly of the standard which Burman set with his variorum edition containing the comments of previous critics. The present volume is a third edition ...