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Fables of Aesop
(Penguin Books, 1954)
The text seems otherwise unchanged from the 1954 first printing. There is a new cover. Note that the reference to Rieu on the very first page has changed. This newer book was cheaper than the older one!
The Fables of Aesop: Selected, Told Anew and Their History Traced by Joseph Jacobs.
Meg got this for me from her Berkeley High library. I love any illustrations that Levine does; the added spice here is that he later (1975) turned his hand to a fuller illustration. One can trace the genesis of some of ...
The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse
(William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California,William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: UCLA, 1668)
The versions here are longish and filled with topical references. The illustrations are quite faint. Several put another fable's picture in the background. The best illustrations for me might be The Head and the Members ...
Aesop's Fables for Modern Readers
(Peter Pauper Press, 1941)
A valuable little book for its tellings and its morals. The block art by Eric Carle is neither extensive nor really unusual. I wish I knew who did the translations and morals here; they have their own spice. See the two ...
(Ideals Publishing Co., 1965)
A small-format book, almost a pamphlet. The companion volumes come in 1966. The best illustrations in this volume are of GGE and FG. Do not miss the DS moral: The good things that you have are lost when you are ...
Fables of Aesop and others
(T.O.H.P. Burnham, 1863)
The engravings in the copy from Titles are especially well done. Besides the alphabetical T of C at the beginning, there is an index of subjects at the end. It refers mostly to the virtues inculcated in the longish ...
Aesop's Fables in French
(Henry HoltSchönhof & Moller, 1864)
Wonderful treasures! The advertisement following the title page claims that Aesop is the usual first book for learning French. LaFontaine is not mentioned; the French of the fables is taken from the Latin of Abbé Paul. ...
Phaedri Augusti Liberti Fabularum Aesop. Libri Quinque
(In Bibliopolo novo aul. Et acad., nunc apud Tobiam Loeffler, 1786)
This little book (7 x 4.5) of lxxii + 120 pages plus a four-page T of C at the back is called here a shortened version of a larger work by Desbillons. Presumably, notes and commentary here have been reduced. Of course, ...
The Aesop's Fables
(Xianggang qi ming shu ju, 1930)
This is a rare, ephemeral find! This 5 x 7 1/4 soft-cover paperbound book has some 290 pages. Each of 299 fables is printed in English on the left side and in Chinese characters on the right side. I cannot identify the ...
Aesop Said So
(Covici Friede, 1936)
One of the most forceful Aesops I know. It took me ten years to find this book after I became acquainted with it at the Milwaukee Public Library. Outspokenly political like Aesop, often vicious. The point comes in the ...