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The Baby's Own Aesop
(George Routledge and Sons, 1887)
At last I have the Routledge first edition. How wonderful! The colors are excellent. The early pages are a delight, featuring, e.g., owls with spectacles on the title page. The illustrations are differently colored and ...
(Porter & Coates, 1848)
The best runs I have seen yet of the Tenniel illustrations. It is unfortunate that there are only fifty of them here. The book is in great condition and even has a place-marking ribbon! The illustrations are listed on ...
Fables of La Fontaine, Part II
(Tappan and Dennet, 1841)
This book continues the first half of Volume I by covering Books IV through VI of La Fontaine's fables. It thus becomes Part II of four parts. This set of four volumes constitutes a wonderful surprise. I had thought it ...
Fables of La Fontaine, Part I
(Tappan and Dennet, 1841)
This set of four volumes constitutes a wonderful surprise. I had thought it would be a worthy second copy of the original Tappan and Dennet publication of Wright's translation of La Fontaine. I remembered the printing ...
Some of Aesop's Fables with Modern Instances.
(MacMillan and Co., 1883)
Compare this fine copy, though with a highly flexible blue cover, with the first edition four years earlier from MacMillan in London and with the first edition four years earlier from MacMillan in New York. The illustrations ...
Fables de Florian, Suivies de Tobie et de Ruth
(J.-J. Dubochet et Cie, 1842)
For some time, I have wanted to get an early Grandville Florian. Here is the earliest! It was a major find for me with an old friend at an impressive international book fair. François Coté describes the qualities of the ...
The Fables of Florian
(John B. Alden, 1888)
T of C at the beginning. Fifty-one fables, preceded by a useful introduction to Florian (1755-94). Two Travellers (14) is often presented as Aesopic. Grandville's illustrations are always wonderful. One of the best ...
Aesop's Fables: The Holland Edition of 1659
(The Halford Sauce Company, 1897)
As often happens, something I had never seen before has reappeared within six months. And as often happens, I thought I was buying a second copy of exactly the same booklet I already had. It turns out that this is the ...
The Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into Human Nature
(Chatto and Windus, 1875)
This book surprises me. It is slightly smaller in size than Bennett's original publication by W. Kent in 1857. The surprise to me is that the illustrations, apparently the same size as in the original, are colored. Are ...
Select Fables from La Fontaine
(Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871)
I had not been aware that there was a classic Monvel in English. A real find! Hobbs (108) tells the story that Crane had submitted a fable book to the SPCK, which rejected it and created this import.