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Fables of Aesop and Others. Newly done into English. With an Application to each Fable. Illustrated with Cutts
This book lacks a title page. It was sent to me for analysis by Mercy in Action, to which it had been donated. It also lacks a spine and cover, and has copious writing and doodling, for example, on the early pages. It ...
The Fables of Aesop With a Life of the Author and Embellished with one Hundred Twelve Plates, Vol. II
(John Stockdale, 1793)
This is the best of three two-volume Stockdales and one of two of them acquired within a month of each other. All three pairs differ in several ways from what I believe to be a true first, listed under 1793. Though these ...
Francisci Josephi Desbillons Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri XV: Desbillons fünfzehn Bücher Aesopischer Fabeln
(Riennerischen Buchhandlung, 1789)
What a treasure! Desbillons was a Jesuit who experienced the suppression of the Society in France in 1762 and then later in Mannheim, where he died the year this book was published. Apparently he first brought out his ...
Truth in Fiction or Morality in Masquerade: A Collection of Two hundred twenty five Select Fables of Aesop and other Authors Done into English Verse
(J. Churchill, 1708)
Four books of fables in English verse in blind-stamped cloth, covers detached, cloth lost over spine. Lacking the title-page, first leaf of the dedication, and last six pages. Back free endpaper and pastedown with pocket ...
Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(Printed by and for T. Saint, 1784)
If this is what I hope it is, what a find! Only two things made me hesitate earlier to acknowledge this book as an original 1784 Bewick. First, Thomas (and John) Bewick are nowhere named. Second, I have a note from ...
Aesop's Fables. With Instructive Morals and Reflections Abstracted from all Party Considerations, Adapted To All Capacities; and design'd to promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolence
(For T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, I. Hodges I. & I. Rivinton, G. Keith & R. DodsleyPrinted by S. Richardson for T.&T. Longman C. Hitch & L. Hawes, I. Hodges, I&I Rivinton [sic], G. Keith & R. Dodsley,, 1740)
I had been working with my York Richardson from Spivey in Kansas City, which I had suspected was a second and maybe even a secondary edition. See my comments there. Now I am delighted to get this book. Some bookseller ...
Aesop's Fables with Instructive Morals
(printed for T. Wilson and R. Spence, 1740)
I have changed the date on this edition after getting a copy of a London edition, for which I have guessed a date of 1761. This edition seems to be that which Ulrike Bodemann places as a second edition of 1753, at the ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1878: Longmans, Green, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back.
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. A New Edition
(Printed for and sold by, Joseph and James Crukshank,, 1798)
Sold at Hamell's in Philadelphia. Three books: Ancient, Modern, and Original. As in my other editions of Dodsley, the index at the back is really a listing of morals; they sometimes repeat promythia or epimythia. ...
Selectiores Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae et Luciani Samosatensis Dialogi, Isocratis Orationes duae, Cebetis Thebani Tabula
(In Aedibus Tho. Ruddimanni, Sumptibus Geo. StewartIn Ædibus Tho. Ruddimanni Sumptibus Geo. Stewart, Bibliopolæ in Area Parliamentaria,, 1723)
A typical early-18th century bilingual textbook for learning Greek, presumably from the already known Latin. 62 fables. AI by Latin names on 63-4. It was very nice to find something old done in Scotland to bring back ...