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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 ...
The Book of Fables Illustrated by Engravings
(Published by J. Grout Jr.,, 1840)
This small (almost 6 x 4) pamphlet with ornate wraps contains sixteen fables on 24 pages, with nine illustrations. A beautiful rectangular illustration of FG starts the booklet off, followed by an apologia that foxes would ...
Hoch-Deutsches Reformirtes ABC- und Namen-Büchlein für Kinder welche anfangen zu lernen
(Schäfer und Koradi, 1840)
This booklet is almost identical with one I have listed under 1832? The cover here is yellow, and page numbers are added in the outside upper corners throughout. Check my comments there. There are four fables almost at ...
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 ...
Viata si Pildele Preainteleptului Esop (Romanian Life and Fables of Aesop)
(In Tipografiia lui Georgie de KloziusÎn Tipografiĭa lui Georgie de Klozius, 1848)
I know little about this well-worn 70-page pamphlet. Its title clearly contains Esop, and the body seems to be one continuous piece of prose in Romanian Cyrillic. The seller has indicated that the following have something ...
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 ...
Pictorial Book of Fables
(Webb and Millington, 1847)
Here is a first find on a day of book-hunting in Paris. I was surprised to find the bookstore and even more surprised to find an English fable book there. The booklet's count of 16 pages includes both covers. The six ...
Truths and Fables (Cover: Truths, Fables, and Pictuers [sic])
(Wm. J. Reynolds and Co., 1848)
"Here is a curious melange that starts with a misspelling on the front cover! Next, after one endpaper, follows a title-page "Truths and Fables" with the words framed by eight medallions of typical family scenes. At the ...