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The Heath Readers: First Reader
(D. C. Heath & co. ;, 1910)
Some of the illustrations are colored in, and there is significant discoloration from paint or mud. The book closes with three fables: The Birds and the Frog (traditionally TT), The Bee and the Dove (Aesop's AD), ...
The American Pictorial Primer
(Original: NY: George F. Cooledge and Brother. Facsimile: San Marino, CA: Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1845)
Simple and straightforward booklet. Among the few stories is MM (34). There is here no dreaming or counting of chickens before they hatch. This may not even be a fable. Simple illustrations.
Fables for the Nursery, Original and Select
(Munroe and Francis, 1836)
This is a pleasant little (4½ x 5¾) book of original animal stories about twelve pages in length. The first six of its 224 pages consist of blanks and the title-page. The rest is entirely stories, with large print and ...
Junior Great Books, Series 4, Volume 1
(The Great Books Foundation, 1975)
Eighteen fables on 75-90 in Jacobs' version, not acknowledged. Then four fables from Thurber on 91-8. I find Thurber a surprising match for Aesop for these young readers. Using Jacobs as source means that a fable like ...
Open Court Basic Readers: A Magic World.
(Open Court Publishing Company, 1976)
A good example of a modern reader, with carefully chosen selections and attractive layout. Two fables are labelled as from Aesop: The Lion in the Den (3) and BW (13). The Deer is presented as an old fable ...
Sheldon and Co's Modern School Third Reader.
(Sheldon & Company, 1910)
Two fables find their way into this little book: The Lark and Her Young (47) and Trying to Please Everybody (MSA, 73). The latter has a distinctive and lively illustration. This book is in terrible condition: ...
Canadian Series of Readings Books: Second Book of Reading Lessons.
(James Campbell and Son, 1869)
My first book from Canada, I believe. This is a small reader with twelve fables, six of them illustrated (at least one, 126, by Harrison Weir). New to me: The Two Dogs (20) and the long The Bear and the Tomtit ...
The Winston Readers: Third Reader Manual.
(John C. Winston, 1919)
A pamphlet for use with the reader published in the same year. Unfortunately, I do not yet have the latter! Plenty of exercises, questions, and word-lists. The fable material is on 10-11, 13, 16, 19-20. The only ...
Story Hour Readers: Book Three
(American Book Company, 1914)
This is an extra copy with slightly different numbers on the verso of the title-page. A standard reader in excellent condition. It includes five fables and indifferent two-color illustrations by various artists. By a ...
Stepping Stones to Literature: A Third Reader
(Silver, Burdett, 1897)
Here is an extra copy of this book. This book replicates another in the collection. I believe it is the older of the two. It has a large circular seal imprinted in the back cover, whereas the other copy has a rectangular ...