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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 ...
The Parables of Frederic Adolphus Krummacher translated from the Seventh German Edition
(Henry G. Bohn, 1858)
I am surprised to find, while this book takes the translations used in my 1854 edition of the same title by Lindsay & Blakiston in Philadelphia, this version has the Dalziel brothers copying the work done there--or perhaps ...
The Comedies of Terence, and the Fables of Phaedrus.
(Henry G. Bohn, 1853)
There is a detailed T of C on iv-viii, listing page numbers for both prose and poetry. The prose adds new fables attributed to Phaedrus and Aesopian fables from unknown authors. A random check finds the verse translations good.
Literary Fables of Yriarte
(Ticknor and Fields, 1855)
I am surprised to learn that (all of?) Yriarte's fables have to do with academics. The representation here is good and witty, though I find I cannot take more than a few at a reading. Best of the early fables are The ...
The Second Primary Reader; Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse. With Exercises in Enunciation. For the Use of the Second Classes in Primary Schools.
(Brewer and Tileston, 1858)
In poor shape, as befits a 140-year-old book. Nine fables without illustration. The moral is different for boys and girls in FC. The cat is to be corded, not belled. There are comments on fables in #4-5 on 32-33.
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists
(Printed for William Osborne and John Mozely (sic?), GainsboroughPrinted for Willm. Osborne & J & H Mozley Gainsborough,, 1850)
This is a small book, with separated covers. T of C on 229, with morals listed. The coarse woodcuts are intact. There is a compelling beginning picture of Aesop. Only the first book contains Aesop, in fact fifty-four ...
Fables Original and Selected
(G. Routledge & Co., 1857)
This lovely little book may not fit into a collection of Aesop. At first I was going to exclude it. But Aesop is on the cover and he is behind more than a few of the fables, notably The Dog and the Stork, which turns out ...
Select Fables of Aesop and Other Fabulists
(Printed for William Osborne and J & H Mozley, GainsboroughPrinted for Willm. Osborne & J.H. Mozley, 1850)
This is a small book, falling apart. It is almost identical with other Dodsley editions, but a quick check of the frontispiece and title page shows clear differences, additions and subtractions. The book's condition is ...
Fables de La Fontaine Illustrées.
(A. Mame et CompanieTours, 1852)
A complete little edition, with lots of simple engravings. Juno on 82 is scratched out: was someone saving the purity of the Capuchins? The book was owned by two of their monasteries. Inscribed: 1852? T of C at the ...
The Fables of Aesop
(World Publishing Company, 1857)
The bonanza of Bennett editions continues! This one has the 1931 copyright; the revised 1933 (not the 1931) introduction--but it is not dated, as it is in other 1933 editions; it is from a different publisher (World--as ...