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The American Pictorial Primer
(Original: NY: George F. Cooledge and Brother. Facsimile: San Marino, CA: Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1845)
Simple and straightforward booklet. Among the few stories is MM (34). There is here no dreaming or counting of chickens before they hatch. This may not even be a fable. Simple illustrations.
Longmans' Ship Literary Readers: Book I.
(Longmans Green, and Co.,, 1898)
A very nice first reader in very good shape. There are five fables with good simple illustrations, especially The Farmer and the Donkey (7), The Cats That Went to Law (28), and The Silly Frog (34). The farmer ...
Fables for the Nursery, Original and Select
(Munroe and Francis, 1836)
This is a pleasant little (4½ x 5¾) book of original animal stories about twelve pages in length. The first six of its 224 pages consist of blanks and the title-page. The rest is entirely stories, with large print and ...
Fifty Famous Fables
(Johnson Publishing Company, 1910)
See my comments on the 1910 version of this little book that I have from Sherry Carroll. This version has a gray cover that gives no initials for Johnson but does add VA. to Richmond. The title-page, otherwise the same, ...
School Reading by Grades: Third Year
(American Book Company, 1897)
There are four fables in this reader. MSA (10) is well told and features a good black-and-white illustration of the donkey swinging crosswise from a pole. TMCM (42) is told in a version very close to Jacobs' and offers ...
More Friends Old and New
(Scott, Foresman, and Co., 1965)
I have a book of the same title from the same publisher, but it is the Cathedral Edition and is one year earlier. What a difference those two factors make! I had written of that book A great bit of Catholic memorabilia! ...
The Beacon Supplementary Readers: Book Three: The Wise Little Goat
(Ginn and Cmpany Ltd.Ginn and Company Ltd., 1932)
There are twelve stories here in a pamphlet in good condition. Four are listed as from Aesop: The Wise Little Goat (7), A Silly Trick (26), The Race (47), and The Lion and the Fox (54). We might know the first three ...
Erstes Lesebuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Schulen.
(Concordia Publishing House, 1910)
Seven fables interspersed among prayers, poems, and various pious pieces, all in Gothic script. Four of them get illustrations. The best of these is that of OF on 49. Lively little frogs!
Das zweite Milwaukeer Lesebuch : nebst praktischen Sprach- und Uebersetzungs-uebungen
(Georg Brumder, 1880)
Here is an unlikely find. This is a revised edition of a reader for students in the third through fifth years of school in Milwaukee. In the introduction, the editors tell us that they did the work on this book for free! ...
Open Court Basic Readers: A Magic World.
(Open Court Publishing Company, 1976)
A good example of a modern reader, with carefully chosen selections and attractive layout. Two fables are labelled as from Aesop: The Lion in the Den (3) and BW (13). The Deer is presented as an old fable ...