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(George Routledge and SonsRoutledge Warne, and Routledge,, 1858)
Several fables touch on Aesopic material (e.g., The Bat and the Bird on 36 and The Thief and the Dog on 86). There is a lovely frontispiece of life with the animals. The best feature might be the drawings of ...
Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable.
(Hurst & Company, 1890)
I have spent lots of time with this curious, overpriced book. Its cover presents several good Aesopic images. Its text plates, including T of C, ninety-nine fables, and their pagination, are identical with those in the ...
Selections from Aesop's Fables [On cover: Select Fables.]
(Pictorial Literature Society, 1884)
This book is almost identical with one already listed under this date and publisher. See my comments there. How is it different? It has lost the loose endpapers at both ends matching the inside front and back covers, ...
Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse
(Griffith and Farran, 1870)
After some study of Weir in 2000, I look back on this book as a very fortunate find. The engravings (executed by either Greenaway or Butterworth and Heath) are different from the several other sets of Weir illustrations ...
The Children's Picture Fable-Book Containing One Hundred and Sixty Fables
(Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1861)
Hobbs gives 1860 as the date of the first edition of this work, by Routledge. Perhaps this is a first or second American edition. She rightly calls these wood engravings sensitive. I think they are among Weir's best ...
Fables composées pour l'éducation du Duc de Bourgogne par Fénelon
(Librairie Classique E. BelinLibrairie Classique d'Eugène Belin, 1840)
Now how is that for a title?! My first edition of Fénelon's (1651-1715) fables, mentioned by Hobbs on 16. Thirty-nine prose fables in a small book with simple boards--reprinting the title page and advertising some ...
(A.J. ValpyG. et W.B. Whittaker, 1824)
A handy little calf-covered school volume of Phaedrus, with English notes at page bottom and simplistic discussion questions on 95-104. Opening T of C and twelve pages of advertisements at the end.
Old Friends in a New Dress or Select Fables of Aesop in Verse.
(London: Smith, Elder, and Co. Glasgow: Chalmers and Collins., 1826)
126 fables on 235 pages, followed by more than twenty pages of advertisements. In fact, the text itself is preceded and followed by commendations of an earlier edition of the book. I have tried the first three fables. ...
Recueil de Fables et Contes Choisis, À l'Usage de la Jeunesse.
(Myles MacPhail, 1850)
Of the thirty-one selections in this assortment, only two are Aesopic fables: The Monkey and the Dolphin (IV) and The Acorn and the Pumpkin (XIII). The other stories lean heavily toward historical anecdote. I enjoy the ...
Stepping Stones to Literature: A Second Reader.
(Silver Burdett,, 1897)
Aesop's fables are the backbone of this classroom reader: some twenty-eight are presented. The maid (22) carried eggs rather than milk! And She counted her chickens before they were hatched! The book is enhanced ...