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(Harper & Brothers, 1927)
I had found what I thought to be a first edition of this book earlier from Greg Williams. This copy is, like that, a pictorial black cloth octavo with a colored frontispiece and three other full-page colored illustrations. ...
(Harper & Brothers, 1927)
This book is very similar to two others in the collection. All show a publication date of 1927. Like the Ten Editions book, this edition states First Edition with Louis Rhead's Pictures. Unlike either of those books, ...
(Dilek Matbaası, 1990)
Here is an 80-page children's paperback in very poor condition. Just enough remains of the title-page to know that it was published in Istanbul in 1990. There are no internal illustrations. If there was a T of C, it ...
Die Diebe und der Hahn: Fabeln des Äsop und Äsopische Fabeln des Phädrus
(Verlag Philipp Reclam Jun., 1975)
This is the third version I have of this book. The other two seem to have been the original East German done by Buchverlag der Morgen in Berlin in 1966 and a 1975 follow-up by VMA Verlag in Wiesbaden. The present copy ...
The three wishes
This story has migrated into this fable-collection from elsewhere; note the tree fairy and the three magic wishes. A tree tells the woodcutter that it is a woodland fairy and will offer three wishes if uncut. The three ...
The Jay and the Nightingale
This fable is new to me. It is told, at least generally, in past tenses. The jays' screaming was very anonymous (sic) because their voice was so ugly. But they thought their song was beautiful. They went to the eagle ...
The Old Man and a Silly Donkey
This donkey has an enlarged and disproportioned head. He looks like one of Bennett's humans with an animal head. The title does not mention the lap-dog that plays a major part in this fable. The picture attempting to ...
The Merchant and His Friend
This is the Panchatantra story of The Iron-Eating Rat, narrated in the past. It contains another prize-winning clause: he thought it should be wised to put someone taking a look iron stored in his home. In this version, ...
The man and The lion
Great facial expressions, especially after the quarreling begins. Many illustrations include cute little critters around the central action. The moral takes refuge in the generic: Judge not according to what we see.
The crow and The snake
Borrowed from The Panchatantra, this story fills key roles with a prince and his two golden bracelets. Mrs. Crow is the mastermind here. There is no chase, but rather a search. The prince's people never know that the ...