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Merry's Museum and Woodworth's Cabinet, Vol. 48, No. 5, Nov., 1864
(J. N. Stearns, Publisher, 1864)
It pays to pick up the curiosities that bookdealers put on their counters. I wondered if this 1864 magazine might have a fable, and it does. The magazine, I am told, is the kind of thing that paperboys gave or sold to ...
Child's Book of Fables
(Leavitt & Allen, 1860)
Both the cover and the identical first illustration in this fragile little eight-page pamphlet have been colored, though with different color schemes. An older man holds a book and perhaps reads from it while two children ...
Aesop's Fables Complete
(J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1866)
With this book, there are now three identical books in the collection. Lippincott changes the year of publication on the title-page with each succeeding year, and so Lippincott's editions of 1858, 1866 here, and 1868 are ...
Fables in Verse
(Boston: Crosby and Ainsworth/NY: Oliver S. Felt, 1867)
This small volume reproduces a small 1864 volume of the same title by Crosby and Nichols in Boston and, as then, by Oliver S. Felt in New York. There is the same confused order of fables from XIV through XX. The printing ...
The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author.
(John W. Lovell Co., 1865)
One illustration per story, noble rather than imaginative. The applications are often longer than the fables!
The Children's Picture Fable-Book Containing One Hundred and Sixty Fables
(Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1861)
Hobbs gives 1860 as the date of the first edition of this work, by Routledge. Perhaps this is a first or second American edition. She rightly calls these wood engravings sensitive. I think they are among Weir's best ...
Fables de la Fontaine
(Alfred Mame et Fils, 1863)
Heretofore my earliest Girardet edition published by Mame has been in 1874. Bodemann #330 lists a first illustrated edition in 1857, which had been preceded by an unillustrated version in 1853. That 1857 illustrated ...
Here is an extra copy of this book lacking the last six pages. This little book with a green-and-gold embossed cover has very good illustrations, particularly for the book's age. The plates are identical with those in ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(J. Vermot, Libraire-Éditeur, 1860)
This beautiful book is surprisingly not in Bodemann. Vermot is not listed there. Hadamar(d) is for two works: a second edition of Lachambeaudie's fables in 1855 and the 1867 LeFevre edition of La Fontaine in collaboration ...
Fables de La Fontaine
(Garnier Frères, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1868)
This extra copy is not only split down the middle. It has lost some pages there between VII 3 and VII 10. The front cover is present but unattached. The frontispiece of the elephant is intact and in place. What a master ...