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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 ...
Aesop's Fables: A New Version Chiefly from the Original Sources.
(John Murray, 1867)
This little book, marked as the third edition, is almost identical with my 1867/74 Murray edition. This copy lists a first edition in 1874 and a second in 1898. See my comments under 1867/74. I will note the differences ...
(Collins & Brother, 1848)
This beautiful book with gilt-embossed green cover (FS) and spine is clearly in the family represented by the 1848/48? edition from Collins and Brother. It shares with that edition the limitation to more than fifty ...
The Dragon in the Moon
Aesop here borrows from La Fontaine, since this is the story about the telescope with a fly stuck to its lens. Does it help the presentation of this story to show an illustration of a fly from its first description?
(Harper & Brothers, 1927)
Here is a very curious book. I had not known of it until I saw a copy advertised through Old Friends in Portland for $130. At almost the same time, Greg mentioned it to me from a computer listing of his. Pictorial black ...
Aisopou Mythoi: Aesop's Fables and His Life
(George Rangaves, Artisan, 1991)
This has to be one of the more curious books in this collection. First of all, the book breaks between Aesop's life and his fables for a brief presentation, with two pasted-in colored photographs, of Holy Week celebrations ...
The Tortoise and the Hare
(Aladdin PaperbacksSimon & Schuster, 1998)
This is a fine little reader for those beginning to read. Both Miles and Meisel put plenty of good helps into the story, down to the initial letters on each of the competitors' shirts. Cheering insects hold encouraging ...
Aesop's Fables, Volume I
(Royal Fireworks Press, 1997)
See the original printing by Trillium Press under 1985/88. Apparently nothing is changed here except the publisher, copyright date, and cover. The cover is now a bright yellow with a colored picture of an overblown frog ...