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The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables. Complete, with text based upon Croxall, La Fontaine and L'Estrange. With Copious Additions from other Modern Authors
(John B. Alden, 1883)
Again, I thought I was picking up a good second copy of a book where my first copy may have been in only fair condition. And this book is very close to one that I have listed under the same title and publisher in 1885. ...
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).
Masterpieces: Pope, Aesop, Milton, Coleridge, and Goldsmith.
(Fowler & Wells Co., 1889)
A wild find nowhere near where fables might usually show up in this store. The second section of this five-part book is almost identical with the 1870 and 1873 booklets Aesop's Fables Illustrated. The only difference I ...
The Fables of Aesop as first printed by William Caxton in 1484 Volume I
(David Nutt, 1889)
I had noted this book sitting on Midway's shelf for years. I once recommended it to the Heffelfinger collection in Minneapolis. I never realized that it was Joseph Jacobs' own copy. I am now especially delighted to add ...
Fables of Aesop and Others. Translated into English. With Instructive Applications and a Print before each Fable
(Printed for T. Longman B. Law and Son, C. Dilly. J. Johnson, G.G.J. and J. Robinson ... [et al.],Printed for T. Longman, B.Law and Son, C. Dilly, J Johnson, et al, 1795)
This is another vintage Croxall edition from about the middle of the long period during which this edition dominated the fable market. Alas, it has lost its covers and spine. I cannot find an engraver's name on the ...
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, ...
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 ...
Aesopi Phrygis et Aliorum Fabulae
(Typis Io. Antonij RemondiniTypis Io: [Johannis] Antonij Remondini, 1757)
I found this little treasure during a break in Renard meetings in Turin. The bookstore owner had not been aware of it, but recognized it promptly when I found it and was even able to look up on the spot a published list ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1871: Bickers and Son, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back. This copy is superior ...
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 ...