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Esope en belle humeur ou l'elite de ses fables enrichies de figures/Esopus bey der Lust
(Johann Christoph Kißner, 1729)
"Here is a second copy of this book, bound in a different order and lacking several of the pages in my better copy. Because it is different, I will keep it in the collection. First, what did I write about the original ...
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side
Bronze mortar and pestle with repeating shell and urn design on side. 2 1/2" height and 4 1/8" diameter on mortar and 6 7/8" length on banded pestle. European circa 1775.
Sittenlehre für die Jugend in den auserlesensten aesopischen Fabeln
(Weidmannische Handlung/Insel Verlag, 1757)
Here is an extra copy of this book, bought from the same shop as my first copy, biut for about half the price at a sad going-out-of-business sale starting that day. I already have a pair of German editions representing ...
Fables By Mr. Gay
(Printed for J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1733)
This book is a lovely little anomaly. It seems another copy of the fourth edition of Fables by Mr. Gay, published by J. and R. Tonson and J. Watts in 1733. It matches up very well with a copy I have of that book. It ...
Fables by the late Mr Gay. In two volumes
(Printed for Alexander McKenzie, 1755)
This little book of 192 pages, about 4 x 6½, has leather covers -- the front cover is separated -- and marbled endpapers. There is a 1922 owner's signature on the front endpaper. Light pencil marks in the text highlight ...
Aisopou Mythoi/Fabulae Aesopicae Graecae Quae Maximo Planudi Tribuuntur
(Apud Io. Georg. Ernst. Wittekindt, 1776)
The full title reads this way: Aisopou mythoi Fabulae Aesopicae Graecae quae Maximo Planudi tribuuntur ad veterum librorum fidem emendatas Ioannis Hudsonis suisque adnotationibus illustratas atque indice verborum locupletissimo ...
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 ...
C.F. Gellert's Fabelen en Vertelsels, in Nederduitsche Vaerzen Gevolgd. Tweede Deel
(Pieter Meijer, 1774)
Here, two years after the first volume, is the second volume of Dutch translations of Gellert's poems, which had come out a generation earlier in German. This volume contains sixty-two texts. Each translation is signed ...
C.F. Gellert's Fabelen en Vertelsels, in Nederduitsche Vaerzen Gevolgd. Eerste Deel
(Pieter Meijer, 1772)
Gellert published his German fables in 1746 and 1748. Here we have a lovely edition in Dutch within a generation of that date. This volume contains fifty-four fables, the exact number in Gellert's first volume, published ...
C.F. Gellert's Fabelen en Vertelsels, in Nederduitsche Vaerzen Gevolgd. Deerde Deel
(Pieter Meijer, 1774)
Here, two years after the first volume and the same year as the second volume, is the third volume of Dutch translations of Gellert's fables, which had come out a generation earlier in German. This volume contains ...