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(Running Press, 1990)
Excellent versions of fourteen well chosen fables. TMCM includes bothersome cricket noise, bubble gum on the sidewalk, and seafood restaurants. Overspending because of the eggs drives the owner of the golden goose to ...
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
(J. Rivington, R.Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke, R. Collins, T. Caslon, J. (S?) Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, R. Withy, J. Dodsley, G. Keith, G. Robinson, J. Roberts, T. Cadellprinted for J. Rivington R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clark ... [et al.],, 1747)
This is my third early copy of this book. I have dated the first of my other two copies 1740/53? It was published by Wilson and Spence in York and it is Bodemann #131.2. I dated my second copy 1740/61? It was published ...
Die Fabels van Aesopus
(H.J.W. Becht, 1975)
This seems to be a Dutch version of The Fables of Aesop: 143 Moral Tales Retold. Lively art. As I mention in the account of the American book, the best of the illustrations are for WC (22-3) and MM (34-5). There is a ...
The Tortoise and the Hare
(Holiday House, 1984)
Somewhere between McLenighan and McKissack's Turtle and Rabbit (1981) and Castle and Weever's The Hare and the Tortoise (1985). A lively pop rendition, with a number of changes from Aesop. The rooster, for example, (not ...
The Miller, His Son and Their Donkey
(Distributed in the U.S. by Holt Rinehart, and Winston,North-South Books, 1984)
The big-format pictures are satisfactory. The order of elements is slightly changed: the episode in which both miller and son walk comes late, when a traveller says One could ride. Then they carry the donkey, who ...
The Best of Aesop and Other Classic Fables.
(Marshall Cavendish Ltd., 1985)
The illustrations are delightful, witty, colorful, and alive. The best may be for SW, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and The Lion and the Peacock. The book and the tape work together well verbatim.
Äsopische Fabeln mit moralischen Lehren und Betrachtungen
Delightful edition with morals and applications, sometimes after a pair of fables. Lessing's prose is a pleasure to read. Each copperplate contains six small engravings, simple and ordinary, numbered to match the fables. ...
City Mouse--Country Mouse and Two More Mouse Tales from Aesop.
(Scholastic Inc., 1987)
This is a charming booklet, especially the lead story, in which the two best paintings are those of the upturned nose and the conference inside the city mouse's hole with the dogs visible outside. The last picture and ...
A New Translation of Æsop's Fables, Adorn'd with Cutts
(Printed for Tho. TebbTho(mas) Tebb, 1708)
The title continues Suited to the Fables Copied from the Frankfurt Edition. By the Most Ingenious Artist Christopher Van Sycham. The Whole being rendered in a Plain, Easy, and Familiar Style, adapted to the Meanest ...
Three Hundred Aesop's Fables
(George Routledge and Sons, 1867)
Here is a lucky find on eBay -- and cheap! Many of my Routledge Weir editions are dated to 1885 and thereafter. I was thrilled to find an 1867 edition. This seems to be a later printing of that book. All that I wrote ...