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Three Hundred Aesop's Fables: Illustrated Facsimile Edition
(Wildside Press LLC, 1885)
Here is a recent print upon demand copy of Townsend's famous edition, with a lively cartoon LM illustration on the cover. This copy does an excellent job with the Weir illustrations. There is little inside the book to ...
The Fables of Aesop
(JBL & Co., 1880)
This is a curious little book without title-page. It contains Croxall's dedication, preface, and usual AI in addition to all the fables with their longish applications, but it lacks the index to the morals at the end. ...
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.
Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable
(George Routledge and Sons Limited,, 1887)
This is the fourth similar book, and I have two copies of it. Because both are in relatively poor condition, I will keep both in the collection. Of the similar books, two have noticeably different covers and come from ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(Bickers and Son Leicester Square,, 1886)
This book seems to be the third reprint of Bewick's work to have appeared about the same time. I have copies from Bickers in 1871 and Longmans in 1878. As I mention there, the simple wood engravings are lovely. Good ...
The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables.
(John B. Alden, 1885)
This book's closest relative is the edition by the same name in 1880 from the American Book Exchange. See my comments there. Its other close relative is the Arlington Edition by Hurst which I have listed under 1899?. ...
Choix de Fables d'Ésope
(Librairie Classique Eugène BelinLibrairie Classique d'Eugène Belin, 1882)
Here is a handy little volume from the late nineteenth century in Paris. First there are forty fables in Greek, each with an epimythium and plenty of footnotes. After that come forty fables of La Fontaine that imitate ...
C.D. Cobb & Bros. Advertising Magazine
(C.D. Cobb & Bros. Advertising Magazine, 1881)
This is a curious circular put together apparently by a store with a main location and three branches in Boston and further branches in Westboro and Fitchburg. This 32-page stapled pamphlet combines various advertisements ...
The Baby's Own Aesop
(Frederick Warne and Co., 1887)
I went crazy when I first found this! Now see my comments on the more original Routledge edition of the same year. Copy A for $60 from Laurie in November of 1992 is in better condition. Copy B for $40 from Green Apple ...
Aesop's Fables for Little Readers
(T. Fisher Unwin, 1880)
Fifty-six fables are numbered here in a book with a weak spine. Ford does sepia throughout, starting with a frontispiece of The Old Tree and the Gardener and a sepia title-page: is that Aesop telling children stories about ...