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Selections from Aesop's Fables [On cover: Select Fables.]
(Pictorial Literature Society, 1884)
This book is almost identical with one already listed under this date and publisher. See my comments there. How is it different? It has lost the loose endpapers at both ends matching the inside front and back covers, ...
Old Friends in a New Dress or Select Fables of Aesop in Verse.
(London: Smith, Elder, and Co. Glasgow: Chalmers and Collins., 1826)
126 fables on 235 pages, followed by more than twenty pages of advertisements. In fact, the text itself is preceded and followed by commendations of an earlier edition of the book. I have tried the first three fables. ...
The Fables of Aesop Adapted to the Hamiltonian System, By an Analytical and Interlineal Translation
(W. Aylott & Co., 1850)
For the Use of Schools and Private Learners. Here is yet another interlinear presentation of Aesop. A Google search revealed a Gospel of St. John published in the 1830's according to the Hamiltonian system along with ...
The Book of Fables Chiefly from Aesop
(Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1882)
I must stop buying this book! I bought this one on a hurried trip through the airport because it is in such excellent condition. See my comments on the various other printings of this book. Stedman's Victorian Poets is ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Three Sirens Press on spine. NY: De Luxe Editions: Illustrated Editions Co, 1857)
I cannot get over the plethora of 1931 and 1931/33 Bennett editions! This one is identical with my 1857/1931/33 editions except for two features: both cover materials are different, this one featuring green felt and woven ...
(McLoughlin Brothers Publishers, 1880)
A favorite. The miller and his son shoulder the ass. Six pages of square colored pictures; some colors miss slightly. The verse text (British?) is sometimes at odds with the (American) illustrations, as when the mice ...
Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into English with Instructive Applications and One Hundred and Ninety-Eight Illustrations
(Clark Austin & Smith,, 1857)
Except for its cover, this little (4¼ x 6¼) book is identical with the Cowperthwait edition of 1850. Even the last word of the index on 358 has a similarly fractured letter h so that it misses its upper portion. The cover ...
The Fables of Aesop as first pr Vol I
(David Nutt, 1889)
Almost no illustrations. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The two volumes from William Allen were early finds, and I have watched them deteriorate on the shelf for thirteen years. How nice now to find a set in ...
The Fables of Aesop as first p Vol II
(David Nutt, 1889)
Contains a good transcription into more readable text of Caxton's version. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The Ryland frontispiece-engraving of Aesop as a shepherd is otherwise unknown to me.
Three Hundred Aesop's Fables
Much better runs on the illustrations than in my 1885 version. All three of these copies have the back of the book imprinted with the same indented design as the front, but without either the gold or the black ink. At ...