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Jack and Jill
(M.A. Donohue & Co., 1895)
This book represents a great find on a lightning shopping visit over the lunch break of a Jesuit meeting. The book is in terrible condition, with virtually no spine left at all and all the pages loose. This curious book ...
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?. ...
Child's Own Fable Book
(Leavitt and Allen, 1860)
This fat little book includes two parts: Aesop's Fables (I) and Fables (II). It is an earlier (even first?) edition of a work I had found earlier and have listed under 1870? This work, like that, will delight those ...
(Frank Graham Publishers, 1820)
In 1776, Bewick did indifferent woodcuts for an edition of Select Fables. In 1784, T. Saint published a new book by the same name with new woodcuts by T. and John Bewick. In 1820 Charnley did a second edition of this ...
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)
One of the stars of my collection. See my comments on the 1975 facsimile. Excellent wood engravings here in a book I am thrilled to have found. After seeing reprints, it is so wonderful to see the original! Some pencil ...
Fables by G. Washington Aesop (Outside and Inside Cover: Out of the World).
(The World, 1878)
A very funny little book, most like Bierce in its sardonic and surprising treatment of the fables. There is also a touch of Thurber here. The illustrations are delightful, particularly for a cheap little book. The two ...
Fables Original and Selected
(D. Appleton & CO, 1869)
This book reproduces completely, as far as I can tell, the edition I have listed under 1863. There is still a Presented To . . . and From . . . page just after the title-page. Book I's insignia page here comes before, ...
A Child's Version of Aesop's Fables
(Ginn & Company Publishers,, 1891)
A pleasant little book, well used. Various people worked on the text, and the illustrations seem to be from Doré, Weir, and a certain F. Myrick (?). I enjoy several, e.g., FS (46).
De Nieuwe Aesopus. Groot Fabelboek voor Jong en Oud.
(J.B. Wolters, 1880)
Beautiful and copious Griset work, though some turns out dark even in so careful an edition. There seem to be three different kinds of Griset engravings. The fables come from various authors. Curiosities include eyeglasses, ...
The Fables of Aesop as first pr Vol I
(David Nutt, 1889)
Almost no illustrations. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The two volumes from William Allen were early finds, and I have watched them deteriorate on the shelf for thirteen years. How nice now to find a set in ...