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De Nieuwe Aesopus. Groot Fabelboek voor Jong en Oud.
(J.B. Wolters, 1880)
Beautiful and copious Griset work, though some turns out dark even in so careful an edition. There seem to be three different kinds of Griset engravings. The fables come from various authors. Curiosities include eyeglasses, ...
Fables of Aesop and Others. Translated into English. With Instructive Applications and a Print before each Fable
(Printed for T. Longman B. Law and Son, C. Dilly. J. Johnson, G.G.J. and J. Robinson ... [et al.],Printed for T. Longman, B.Law and Son, C. Dilly, J Johnson, et al, 1795)
This is another vintage Croxall edition from about the middle of the long period during which this edition dominated the fable market. Alas, it has lost its covers and spine. I cannot find an engraver's name on the ...
A Child's Version of Aesop's Fables
(Ginn & Company Publishers, 1904)
This seems to be an exact reprinting of the 1891 version, of which I have a copy. As I mention there, various people worked on the text, and the illustrations seem to be from Doré, Weir, and a certain F. Myrick (?). Let ...
The Fables of Aesop as first pr Vol I
(David Nutt, 1889)
Almost no illustrations. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The two volumes from William Allen were early finds, and I have watched them deteriorate on the shelf for thirteen years. How nice now to find a set in ...
The Fables of Aesop as first p Vol II
(David Nutt, 1889)
Contains a good transcription into more readable text of Caxton's version. Helpful for deciphering Caxton's English. The Ryland frontispiece-engraving of Aesop as a shepherd is otherwise unknown to me.
The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables.
(Hurst & Co. Publishers,, 1899)
After 140 pages of Aesop, there are Later Fables in the last 100 pages of the book. Compare the two copies to see how much more clearly Griset's work emerges in the blue-covered volume. Good AI. The Stutzman copy ...
Best Loved Fables of Aesop/Nonsense Alphabets.
(Grolier Society, 1967)
This book is identical (in larger format with enlarged and relatively good illustrations) with the Avenel edition (1967?) of the same name, except that it also contains Edward Lear's Nonsense Alphabets upside down and going ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(Bickers and Son Leicester Square,, 1886)
This book seems to be the third reprint of Bewick's work to have appeared about the same time. I have copies from Bickers in 1871 and Longmans in 1878. As I mention there, the simple wood engravings are lovely. Good ...
The Fables of Aesop as first printed by William Caxton in 1484 with those of Avian, Alfonso, and Poggio, now again edited and induced by Joseph Jacobs.
(Burt Franklin, 1889)
The Same as Volume 1 of the David Nutt entry. Do not miss the index (225) and especially the synopsis (229). I am eager to try some of Jacobs' scholarship. There is a wonderful pedigree of Caxton's Aesop facing 1.
The Fables of Aesop and La Fontaine.
(Duell, Sloan and Pearce, affiliate of Meredith Press, 1958)
A wonderful find sitting out on the table waiting for me! Excellent condition. Nineteen fables with witty and exuberant watercolors, many featuring cute insects having fun around the central action. The best illustration ...