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Aesop's Fables: A New Version from Original Sources
(Lilliput Press, 1995)
Here is the smallest and perhaps the finest of the miniature books in this collection. It has a hand-colored frontispiece and a lovely colored dust-jacket. I count about twenty-five fables here, each with an illustration. ...
The Hare and the Tortoise: A Fable from Aesop Retold & Illustrated by Helen Ward
(The Millbrook Press, 1998)
This is a sideways (landscape) book of considerable artistic appeal. The color work is excellent. A new emphasis in this work lies on all the other animals involved. The inciting incident happens when the careless hare ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
I have been searching for this book for years. It is a lucky find on a day when I should have been flying to Tokyo! The green, yellow, and brown art is only okay. In contempt, the hare decides to have a nap. The moral ...
(Wordsworth ClassicsWordsworth Editions Ltd, 1912)
Several years ago I found in London a very inexpensive (£.90) paperback reproduced in 1995 from material in the Rackham/Jones edition of 1912. Now I have hit the other end of the financial spectrum in this country. I ...
The eagle & the fox & the fox and the eagle: two semantically symmetrical versions followed by a revised application
(Gaberbocchus Press Limited, 1949)
This wild and wonderful presentation had been on my want list since I saw it in the Heffelfinger Collection in Minneapolis. Princeton Antiques' notice to me was the first time I had heard that it was available. Though ...
(Ward Lock & Co.,, 1910)
Here is another little book with plenty of curiosities. It was done by Ward, Lock, & Company about the same time that they did a larger-format book with, apparently, the same texts and the same eight full-page colored ...
Aesop's Fables [Korean]
I like this book, principally for its vivid color reproductions. Four stories: TMCM, GA (maybe the best art), The Bat and the Birds and the Animals (a Korean favorite), and LM (the poorest art). The back cover reverses 15.
[Korean] Aesop's Fables
(Kana Ch¿¿ulp¿¿ansa, 1980)
This book is in the thick pages competition! The illustrations are so strong and dramatic that one needs no text! My favorite illustrations are from the bat story. The other two stories are FS and BF. This layout ...
The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables
(Courage Books: Running Press, 1999)
This very large format book (over 13 x 10) contains detailed and bright art for a selection of twenty fables. I can find no traditional source for the texts, which show a good eye for lively detail and engaging turns of ...
Aesopica Vol. 1: Greek & Latin Texts
(Arno Press, 1952)
The standard work for textual comparison. It is hard to know if it is worth $75, but at least the Arno Press version has the complete original.