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Recueil de Fables et Contes Choisis, À l'Usage de la Jeunesse.
(Myles MacPhail, 1850)
Of the thirty-one selections in this assortment, only two are Aesopic fables: The Monkey and the Dolphin (IV) and The Acorn and the Pumpkin (XIII). The other stories lean heavily toward historical anecdote. I enjoy the ...
Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into English with Instructive Applications and One Hundred and Ninety-Eight Illustrations
(Clark Austin & Smith,, 1857)
Except for its cover, this little (4¼ x 6¼) book is identical with the Cowperthwait edition of 1850. Even the last word of the index on 358 has a similarly fractured letter h so that it misses its upper portion. The cover ...
The Book of Fables
(Sheldon Blakeman & Co.,, 1850)
This little (5½x almost 4½) volume represents a curiosity, a conundrum, or perhaps just a simple mistake. It is clearly labeled on cover and title-page as The Book of Fables, but the contents (pages 5 through 64) seem to ...
Familiar Fables in Easy Language, Suited to the Juvenile Mind.
(Dean and Son, 1855)
Inscribed again and (in the same family) in 1916. The preface claims to shorten and simplify its original's applications; the reference seems to be to Northcote's original series of fables. (See his emblem on 110.) The ...
Phaedrus, Select Fables: Translated Literally In the Latin Order, For the Use Of Charterhouse School
(M. Sewell/Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprints, 1853)
This is perhaps the thinnest of the On Demand Reprints that I have found. In its 33 pages one finds first some forty Latin fables of Phaedrus. Then there are simple verse translations of the same. That is all that this ...
Uncle Frank's Select Fables for Good Boys and Girls I: The Undutiful Young Lion
(Wm. H. Murphy printer and publisher, Franklin Bookstore, 384 Pearl Street,, 1851)
The cover reads Uncle Frank's Fables for Children: The Undutiful Young Lion. First of six volumes (listed on the back cover), with pages numbered here surprisingly from 172-204. Twenty-three fables. The organizing ...
Old Man and His Ass
(Yorkshire J.S. Publishing & Stationery Co. Ltd., 1850)
Here is an exquisite chapbook 4 x 6¾ with MSA in rhyme, specifically a sestet on every page. The treasure of this little book lies, I believe, in the four of its eight wood engravings that have the original hand coloring. ...
Uncle Frank's Select Fables for Good Boys and Girls IV: The Ant and the Caterpillar
(Wm. H. Murphy, 1851)
The cover reads Uncle Frank's Fables for Children: The Ant and the Caterpillar. Fourth of six volumes (listed on the back cover), with pages numbered here surprisingly from 103-36. Twenty-one fables. The organizing ...
Fables de J. de la Fontaine: Edition Miniature
(Fonderie Laurent et DebernyFonderie Typographique, 1850)
This must be the smallest full edition of La Fontaine's fables that I have. It measures a little under 2 x 3. At that size, it takes 250 pages and a magnifying glass to cover the fables and a two-page T of C at the end.
Fables de Lafontaine: Imagerie d'Épinal
(Imagerie d'Épinal Pellerin & Cie,Pellerin & Companie, 1850)
The helpful person at Roe and Moore convinced me that this is a hand-colored Épinal from before the age of chromolithography. Its seven images are breathtaking! I recognize two from having them on Épinal plates. Thus I ...