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Fables de La Fontaine: Tome Deuxième. 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 LXIV, Le Jardinier et son Seigneur (both plates); LXVIII, L'Homme et l'Idole de Boix, where the illustration captures the breakup of the statue ...
Fables and Tales from La Fontaine in French and English Now First Translated, To which is prefix'd the Author's Life
(Printed for A. Bettsworth and C. Hitch and C. Davis, 1734)
I quote from my favorite private collector (F-0405, with a duplicate C-159): An attractive edition with the text in French and English on facing pages. Not illustrated, but decorated throughout with a great variety of ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par M. de la Fontaine avec la Vie d'Esope, Tome Troisième
(La Compagnie des Libraires; L'Imprimerie de Pierre Prault, 1729)
Bodemann 77.12. This is the third of three volumes, covering Books X-XII. The 12 in Bodemann's catalogue indicates that this edition is one of many that copied Chauveau's illustrations from the first edition of La ...
The Instructive and Entertaining Fables of Pilpay
(Darf Publishers, 1775)
Nice paperback facsimile. Lindseth has the sixth edition, of 1789, which he identifies as published by J.F. and C. Rivington in London. General Heads are listed on ix, while a full listing of fables begins on x. This ...
Fables de la Fontaine, Tome Second
(P. Didot l'ainé et Firmin Didot, 1799)
This second of two volumes completes a set started nine years ago. The match with the first volume is not exact, even apart from the fact that this book has lost its covers. While much of the title-page is identical with ...
Esope En Belle Humeur, Ou Derniere Traduction Des ses Fables / Der Lustige und Anmuthige Aesopus
(Georg Olms Verlag, 1707)
This is a valuable reprint of one of the many books celebrating Aesop having fun. The frontispiece identifies Hunold as Menantes. The illustrations are only adequate. According to Bodemann, they are based upon Solis and ...
No title for fable id: 10484
Esope En Belle Humeur, Ou Derniere Traduction Des ses Fables = Der Lustige und Anmuthige Aesopus / Nach der letzten Frantzösischen Ausfertigung Seiner Fabeln Ins Teutsche übersetzt Von Menantes
Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse
(Original: London: Lock's-Head. Reprint: Los Angeles: The Augustan Reprint Society Publication Number 120: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library., 1704)
Here is the second of two extra copies. Thirty-eight fables, almost all from LaFontaine, done in couplets apparently based on the rhythms of Samuel Butler. They move along swiftly enough. LaFontaine is clearly behind ...
A Little Pretty Pocket-Book
(F.G. Melcher, 1787)
Formerly in the Lenox Library, NY. See my comments on the source from which Thomas took his inspiration, Newbury's edition of 1744/67/1966/67. This book is clearly modeled on--but not a facsimile of--Newbury's work, as ...
Le Nouvel Esope: Fables Choisies
(Chez la Veuve Delormel et FilsDelormel & Fils, 1749)
Twenty-six rhyming verse fables on 52 pages. Marbled paper covers. No introductory or concluding material other than a colophon on the last page indicating various permissions and a registration. There are printer's ...