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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 ...
Aesop's Funky Fables
(Viking Penguin, 1998)
Colored illustrations and black-and-white alternate in presenting ten fables in the slick, large-format hip book. As might be expected from the Funky in the title and from the sleazy fox on the title-page's couch, there ...
The Fox & the Rooster: A Fable from Aesop
(Random House, 1998)
This small volume adds a phase to the story of UP: The fox tries to get to the rooster first by climbing the fortress wall and then by climbing a staircase. There is a second oddity here: there really are dogs coming! ...
(George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., 1921)
This book is closest to the Crowell edition I have listed under 1921?/1925?. Like it, it has illustrations of TH (22) and FS (84). Contrast with the British Coker edition (1921/33), which lacks those two illustrations. ...
The Lion and the Mouse: An Aesop's Fable.
(Templar Publishing, 1995)
What a delightful gift! See my comments under the same year for the edition published in the USA by Milbrook Press. A special feature of this copy is of course the signature of the artist.
(Whitman Publishing Company, 1934)
The outside spine of this book is not strong, but internally it is in good condition. I like this book. It has forty-eight fables, each with a simple but accurate engraving that catches the nuance of this telling. The ...