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Merry's Museum and Woodworth's Cabinet, Vol. 48, No. 5, Nov., 1864
(J. N. Stearns, Publisher, 1864)
It pays to pick up the curiosities that bookdealers put on their counters. I wondered if this 1864 magazine might have a fable, and it does. The magazine, I am told, is the kind of thing that paperboys gave or sold to ...
Child's Book of Fables
(Leavitt & Allen, 1860)
Both the cover and the identical first illustration in this fragile little eight-page pamphlet have been colored, though with different color schemes. An older man holds a book and perhaps reads from it while two children ...
The Book of Fables
(Sheldon Blakeman & Co.,, 1850)
This little (5½x almost 4½) volume answers a question raised earlier by a volume with the same bibliographical information. That book consisted of conundrums, and I wondered if the printer made a mistake. This little ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Imagerie d'Épinal, Pellerin & Cie., 1890)
This large (16½ x 12½) book represents a wonderful find. It brings together the broadsides or posters I have found from Pellerin/Épinal, displayed at http://aesop.creighton.edu/jcupub/newpage47.htm. And so it fills in ...
Aesop's Fables, Book 1
Here is a happy occurrence. I could find almost no bibliographical information in this 8 x 11 pamphlet--except the name of one visual artist, J. Burton. I could also see from the information I had that I would face a ...
The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author.
(John W. Lovell Co., 1865)
One illustration per story, noble rather than imaginative. The applications are often longer than the fables!
Fables No. 2
(Rutherford Park Press, 1870)
Sixteen large-format (10 x 13) pages plus four full-page chromolithographs. Apparently this is the second in a planned series of eight folios on fables. It includes pages 16-32. The cover's description includes this: ...
Fables De La Fontaine, precédées de la Vie D'Ésope
(Chez Didier, Libraire, 1837)
Here is a small 3½ x 5¼ complete La Fontaine with a T of C at the back of 339 pages. It is hard to know what is meant by the promise Nouvelle édition, dans laquelle on aperçoit d'un coup d'oeil la moralité de la fable, ...
Fábulas en Verso Castellano para el Uso del Real Seminario Bascongado, Tomo I. y II.
(Manuel Muñoz y Companía, 1817)
Samaniego's Fábulas (1781 for the first volume's five books, 1784 for the second volume's four books) contain 157 fables. As the title here indicates, they were originally written for boys educated in the school founded ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Chez Saintin, 1830)
Here is a small (3¼ x 5¼) book of 402 pages. Ornées de Figures is true but the claim usually means more. There are three plates of three panels each, done in their own style. The fables illustrated are DW, LM, The Wolf ...