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Tales and Fables/Yugoslav Folk-Tales/The Jack Tales.
(Great Books Foundation, 1967)
The Jacobs translation of 1894 of a surprising number of fables makes up the second of four parts taking up twenty-eight pages of this little paperback. No illustrations; no mention of the translator; no mention of an ...
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 ...
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. In Three Books
(J. Dodsley, 1767)
I feel as though I have been through this history before but have forgotten too much of it! Here is a 1767 Dodsley in good condition except for its separated front cover. It was published by J. Dodsley in Pall-mall in ...
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 ...
Famous Fables in Modern Verse
(Nelson and Sons, 1920)
Good graphics for the fifteen fables in a nice small book.
Fábulas de Siempre: Las Tradicionales
(Selector: Editorial Libsa, 2002)
This is a sturdy 8½ x 10½ paperback offering thirty classic fables, all but one on a single page. The contributors include Aesop, Phaedrus, La Fontaine, Samaniego, and Hartzenbusch. The unacknowledged illustrations are ...
My Book of Fables
(Edward Arnold, 1895)
The 108 fables here seem pretty dull to me. The morals are simple. A random sample suggests that Croxall lies somewhere behind these texts but is not a verbatim source. There are frequent rectangular engravings; the ...
(McLoughlin Brothers, 1890)
A surprising find. Mother and I went to a craft show on the fair grounds. I finished early and invaded the antique fair next door. I have looked through thousands of books shown by antique dealers. I rarely find ...
Das Grosse Fabelbuch
(Lappan Verlag, 2010)
This is one of several books I saw for sale in Germany, but my suitcases were already too full, and so I waited and ordered them here in the USA as soon as I got back. This book surprises. It seems another in the long ...
Das Schönste Fabelbuch für Brave Kinder: Eine Auswahl aus Deutschlands Fabelschatz
(Druck und Verlag von Rob. Bardtenschlager, 1932)
As the closing T of C shows, there are ninety-one fables packed into this eighty-page paperbound booklet. Some of the texts are prose and some verse; all are in Gothic script. All that I have sampled are traditional ...