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a Fox & a Sick Lion
(Corydon Press, Indiana University, 1944)
A beautifully executed and preserved piece of work. L'Estrange's version is typically direct and involving. Low's colored wood-cut is bold and dramatic. For more of his work, see Harvest of World Folk Tales (1949/55).
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 ...
(The Heritage Press, 1941)
This lovely book often brings high prices. Most of the illustrations are brown on white. Some add a golden background. A few show good wit. I would like to include one or two in a slide lecture. Having just worked ...
(The Heritage Reprints, 1941)
Check the inside of the dust jacket to see the Reprints marking that sets off this edition from the Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf edition, along with the brown cover here and the notation of wartime regulations on the ...
Aesop's Fables for Modern Readers
(Peter Pauper Press, 1941)
A valuable little book for its tellings and its morals. The block art by Eric Carle is neither extensive nor really unusual. I wish I knew who did the translations and morals here; they have their own spice. See the two ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Edmund S. WoodMinia Press, 1943)
Lovely old--but rather fragile and beaten--miniature about an inch square. Several Heighway drawings are pirated in besides the approximately twenty drawings from Bennett.
(Grosset & Dunlap, 1947)
Simple artwork that can be of value. The book includes several colored pages besides a number of black-and-whites. The tellings of the tales may be most helpful for the clear morals. Let me say more here about the various ...
(Dainippon Yuubenkai KodanshaK¿dansha, 1949)
This traditional Japanese book features a lion, rabbit, and stag on its Japanese front-cover. Inside it has close to eighty fables, with plenty of lively cartoons to accompany them. Notice, e.g., the fox and goat on the ...
Fables from Aesop
(Blackie & Son Limited, 1940)
Blackie did an earlier--I presume--edition of King's Fables of Aesop, in this very series of Blackie Stories Old and New, but the illustrations were by Allan Carter, though he was not acknowledged. This edition comes up ...
(Dr. Ernst Hauswedell & Co. Verlag, 1949)
This is a valuable little book. It had better be at the prices I paid for both copies! First, it presents a rare vernacular version of Romulus. There are eighty-six fables here on 92 pages, including an untitled last ...