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Recueil de Fables et Contes Choisis, À l'Usage de la Jeunesse.
(Myles MacPhail, 1850)
Of the thirty-one selections in this assortment, only two are Aesopic fables: The Monkey and the Dolphin (IV) and The Acorn and the Pumpkin (XIII). The other stories lean heavily toward historical anecdote. I enjoy the ...
The Book of Fables
(Sheldon Blakeman & Co.,, 1850)
This little (5½x almost 4½) volume represents a curiosity, a conundrum, or perhaps just a simple mistake. It is clearly labeled on cover and title-page as The Book of Fables, but the contents (pages 5 through 64) seem to ...
Old Man and His Ass
(Yorkshire J.S. Publishing & Stationery Co. Ltd., 1850)
Here is an exquisite chapbook 4 x 6¾ with MSA in rhyme, specifically a sestet on every page. The treasure of this little book lies, I believe, in the four of its eight wood engravings that have the original hand coloring. ...
Fables de J. de la Fontaine: Edition Miniature
(Fonderie Laurent et DebernyFonderie Typographique, 1850)
This must be the smallest full edition of La Fontaine's fables that I have. It measures a little under 2 x 3. At that size, it takes 250 pages and a magnifying glass to cover the fables and a two-page T of C at the end.
Fables de Lafontaine: Imagerie d'Épinal
(Imagerie d'Épinal Pellerin & Cie,Pellerin & Companie, 1850)
The helpful person at Roe and Moore convinced me that this is a hand-colored Épinal from before the age of chromolithography. Its seven images are breathtaking! I recognize two from having them on Épinal plates. Thus I ...
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists
(Printed for William Osborne and John Mozely (sic?), GainsboroughPrinted for Willm. Osborne & J & H Mozley Gainsborough,, 1850)
This is a small book, with separated covers. T of C on 229, with morals listed. The coarse woodcuts are intact. There is a compelling beginning picture of Aesop. Only the first book contains Aesop, in fact fifty-four ...
Select Fables of Aesop and Other Fabulists
(Printed for William Osborne and J & H Mozley, GainsboroughPrinted for Willm. Osborne & J.H. Mozley, 1850)
This is a small book, falling apart. It is almost identical with other Dodsley editions, but a quick check of the frontispiece and title page shows clear differences, additions and subtractions. The book's condition is ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(P.-C. Lehuby, 1850)
Front cover is separated. Covers and spine were once apparently impressive. Front cover has an embossed gold shrine to La Fontaine and back has embossed WL. Spine has medallions of La Fontaine above and Aesop below a ...
One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected
(J. & D.A. Darling, 1850)
Is this book a reprinting of the original 1828 version of a hundred fables (first series) with 280 illustrations, done now by a different publisher than the original Lawford? Or might it be a reprinting of Northcote's ...
The Pictorial Spelling Book
(Pratt Woodford & Co.,, 1850)
There is a section of eight fables on 115-121, six of them with good rectangular illustrations. There is a very good moral to the first, The Wolf in Disguise: There would be but little chance of detecting hypocrisy, were ...