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Fablier de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse
(D. Belin, 1840)
The book's alternate title is Choix des Meilleures Fables Françaises. This is a curious little (3¼ x 5¼) book. It presents the fables of some eleven French authors, with a short Notice before each author's section. At ...
The American Pictorial Primer
(Original: NY: George F. Cooledge and Brother. Facsimile: San Marino, CA: Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1845)
Simple and straightforward booklet. Among the few stories is MM (34). There is here no dreaming or counting of chickens before they hatch. This may not even be a fable. Simple illustrations.
Flowers of Fable from Northcote, Aesop, Croxall, Gellert, Dodsley, Gay, La Fontaine, Lessing, Krasicki, Herder, Merrick, Cowper, etc.
(Harper & Brothers, 1847)
The first sentences of the preface of this little (4½ x 6¾) book set a fascinating tone: The principal object of the compiler of this collection of Fables, has been to avoid all such as contain coarse, rude, or profane ...
The Ladder to Learning: A Collection of Fables Arranged Progressively in Words of One, Two, and Three Syllables, with Original Morals
(Grant and Griffith, Successors to John Harris, 1845)
See my remarks on the fourteenth edition in 1835. What has changed here? The engravings are now labeled on the title-page as wood engravings. Grant and Griffith has succeeded to John Harris as publisher. The company-name ...
Hundert Fabeln nach Aesop und den grössten Fabeldichtern aller Zeiten, Zweiter Theil
(Carl Kühn, 1844)
Beautifully inscribed in 1844. Apparently not in Bodemann. 4¼ x 6¾. I have only Part I of two parts. Thus this book handles only fifty fables, listed in a beginning T of C. It handles them in lovely fashion! The ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Félix Locquin, 1842)
This is a fragile little volume with its cover almost off. It has four sets of two illustrations to a page. These are curious in that they are numbered. Present here are (3) at the frontispiece, featuring OF and Les ...
Kleines Fabelbuch, Enthaltend 237 der schönsten Fabeln zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der Jugend
(Druck und Verlag von Fleischhauer und Spohn, 1848)
This little book is impressive in several ways and curious in another. It is impressive as a kind of tour-de-force of versification. Gebauer has taken most of these 237 fables and turned them into (mostly harmless) German ...
Funfzig Fabeln für Kinder, Nebst einem ernsthaften Anhange
(Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1845)
I cannot find this edition in Bodemann. Its images seem not to follow the edition I have marked as 1852? For example, the first illustration's crow looks right, as it seems to in most Speckter editions. The binding has ...