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Fables de La Fontaine, Vol. II, avec de nouvelles gravures executées en relief
(Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1811)
See my comments on Vol. I. Enjoy the father's frustration in the background as his daughter rejects yet another suitor (14). MM (25) is dramatic; Bodemann notes that it was done after a work by Moreau. The Oyster and ...
The Literary Snail
(collected and printed by the Periwinkle Press, 1939)
Here is a pleasant little collection of references in literature to the snail; such, after all, is a periwinkle. One of the first is The Boy and the Snails with a comment in parentheses afterwards: We do not care for this ...
Fables de La Fontaine: Tome Troisième. Avec les figures d'Oudry dans l'édition Desaint et Saillant de 1755
(Jean de Bonnot, 1755)
See my comments on the first volume. My favorites on this trip through are CXXXV, Le Curé et le Mort; CXLVIII, Les Femmes et le Secret, in which even the child is telling a secret to the dog!; CLXV, La Torrent et la ...
Fables de La Fontaine: Tome Quatrième. Avec les figures d'Oudry dans l'édition Desaint et Saillant de 1755
(Jean de Bonnot, 1755)
See my comments on the first volume. My favorites on this trip through are CXCIV, Le Loup et les Bergers; CCX, Le Loup et le Rénard: CCXIX, Le Cerf malade; and CCXLIII, La Matrone d'Ephese (both plates).
Uncle Frank's Animal Stories
(Americana Review, 1960)
The prologue introduces this reproduced booklet of twenty pages, 5½ x 8½, as having appeared in the 1870's. Of Course, just past the halfway point in the booklet, might well qualify as a fable. Animals in the wood come ...
Fable Nook and Story Book: A Collection of Catchy Rhymes and Amusing Stories for the Little Ones Together with an Illuminated Alphabet
(The John C. Winston Company, 1901)
The book pulls together very diverse materials. Most frequent among them are rhymes of all sorts. Crane is illustrator for relatively little in the book, which may be of interest historically because of all the different ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #510
(Famous AuthorsGilberton, 1967)
FG is told on one page (30) in five panels. The grapes are clearly ripe, and the fox jumps repeatedly. His comment is I'm sure those grapes are sour, anyway! $.15.
Classics Illustrated Junior, #509
(Famous Authors, Ltd., 1954)
DS is told on one page (30) and in just four panels. This simple telling follows the options for stole, a bigger piece, and I want it too. $.25.
The Giant Nursery Book
(Garden City Books, 1957)
This book is in very poor shape; it contains lots of scribbling and is missing its back cover. The Aesop material included is: DLS (80), The Cat and the Fox (82), AD (124), The Cat and the Hen (126), The Eagle ...
Ein Mosaik: Lebensweisheiten in Anekdoten, Fabeln, Briefen und Gedichten.
(Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband, 1965)
Fables takes up one twenty-page section of this gift a bank once gave its customers. It has a nice selection of fables, and a cute frog in a milk bowl on 25. Aesop keeps getting around!