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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 ...
Phaedri Augusti liberti Fabulae Aesopiae quum veteres tum novae atque restitutae
(B.G. Teubneri, 1850)
Let me quote Pack Carnes, from whose Phaedrus bibliography I learned that this 1855 edition was a reprint of the 1850 original: A school edition outfitted with a six page introduction. No glossary, no notes. Prints the ...
Fables de Florian, Suivies de Tobie et de Ruth
(Garnier Frères, 1850)
At last I have a worthy copy of this classic. The strange thing now is that I can find no reference to it in the literature. Hobbs, Bodemann, Schiller, and my favorite private collector seem to know nothing of this book. ...
The Bath Fables on Manners, Morals, and Fate
(Fred Pitman, 1850)
One of the craziest books I have found. The whole small-format book (except for one introductory page) is done in the phonetic alphabet. Slow and difficult reading! Fifty fables, each with a stated target audience. The ...
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 J. de la Fontaine, Nouvelle Édition, 2 volumes in one
(Delarue Libraires-Editeurs,H. Delarue et Companie, 1850)
I cannot find this work in either Bodemann or Bassy, though Pauquet is mentioned four times in the former and once in the latter for other editions. There is no mention of either Emy or Delarue. 143 and 212 pages for ...
Fables de M. de Florian
(Delarue Librarie-éditeur,Delarue, Libraire-Éditeur, 1850)
As was true of the LaFontaine edition I have from the same publisher, I cannot find this work in Bodemann, though Pauquet is mentioned four times there for other editions. There is no mention in Bodemann of either Emy or ...
Drollige Thierbilder und Reime aus der Fabelwelt
(Insel Verlag, 1850)
Beautifully colored reprint with witty little rhymes including lots of fables I recognize (and some I may not yet). The Blind and the Lame features the snail and the mole (1). Other fables include The Bear and the Fly ...
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.