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Faules de Isop, Filosof Moral y de Altres Famosos Autors
(Estampa de Torras, 1885)
""Corregidas de nou." The closing T of C lists eight books. The sixth is attributed to Remicius. The full-page representation of Aesop is surprising: he is a handsome hunchback. The pose is that of Steinhöwel's Aesop ...
Truths and Fables (Cover: Truths, Fables, and Pictuers [sic])
(Wm. J. Reynolds and Co., 1848)
"Here is a curious melange that starts with a misspelling on the front cover! Next, after one endpaper, follows a title-page "Truths and Fables" with the words framed by eight medallions of typical family scenes. At the ...
Fables in Verse
(Brown, Bazin, & Co, 1855)
"Twenty-six years ago I bought a first copy of this book at Renaissance in Milwaukee. Here is a second copy in poorer condition. It has the same printer's error listed below. I keep it in the collection because it is a ...
De Fabelen van La Fontaine
(Uitgevers-Maatschappy Elsevier., 1870)
Maybe the loveliest book I have. Beautiful large illustrations in a lavish book. Four types of illustrations: full-page dark, part-page dark, part-page light, and vignettes (often witty and pointed). Some of the excellent ...
Fables de La Fontaine, Vol. II, avec de nouvelles gravures executées en relief
(Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1811)
See my comments on Vol. I. Enjoy the father's frustration in the background as his daughter rejects yet another suitor (14). MM (25) is dramatic; Bodemann notes that it was done after a work by Moreau. The Oyster and ...
The Ladder to Learning: A Collection of Fables Arranged Progressively in Words of One, Two, and Three Syllables, with Original Morals
(Grant and Griffith, Successors to John Harris, 1845)
See my remarks on the fourteenth edition in 1835. What has changed here? The engravings are now labeled on the title-page as wood engravings. Grant and Griffith has succeeded to John Harris as publisher. The company-name ...
The Little Fable Book
This little (3½ x 5¼) book has lost its title-page. The first thing one finds upon opening the book is a T of C (iii), which lists forty-four traditional fables. The title does show up on the cover, at the head of the ...
Fables for the Nursery, Original and Select
(Munroe and Francis, 1836)
This is a pleasant little (4½ x 5¾) book of original animal stories about twelve pages in length. The first six of its 224 pages consist of blanks and the title-page. The rest is entirely stories, with large print and ...
The American Pictorial Primer
(Original: NY: George F. Cooledge and Brother. Facsimile: San Marino, CA: Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1845)
Simple and straightforward booklet. Among the few stories is MM (34). There is here no dreaming or counting of chickens before they hatch. This may not even be a fable. Simple illustrations.
Fables in Slang and More Fables in Slang
(Dover Publications, 1899)
This republication of Ade's first two fable books (actually published in 1899 and 1900) is highlighted by Bleiler's excellent introduction. All the fables but one are reprinted, and apparently almost all the illustrations ...