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Pleasant Stories for My Children
(Blakeman & Mason, 1890)
LM opens a collection of eight stories in an undersized book. The closing story is labelled out of nowhere Story XXIV! The lion puts his paw by accident onto the mouse, who makes only a squeak and no plea. The lion is ...
Collectanea Graeca Minora
The book begins with 31 fables on 3-14, complete with extensive Latin notes and vocabulary. T of C at the beginning, and an index rerum at the end. The fourth edition has a fold-out frontispiece and new Greek typeface. ...
Drittes Lesebuch für die deutschen katholischen Schulen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika.
(Benziger Brothers, 1873)
A hefty mix of seasons, plants, animals, religion, American history, and German grammar with seven fables thrown in along the way. The foreword proudly proclaims no changes from the texts of the previous edition. Different: ...
Stories That Never Grow Old
(Platt and Munk, 1938)
Chooses eleven of the twenty stories in the 1938 and 1952 editions. The title pages are laid out in a new way, and the art from the inside covers has been dropped. Someone has drawn on the front and inside covers of the ...
Reader's Digest Fairy Tale Coloring Book.
(Reader's Digest AssociationReader's DigestAssociation, 1967)
Lucky finds! The last page gives an outline of Kredel's illustration (297 of my 1967/77 edition) which shows the two unusual features of this telling: the beer keg and the cat catching the mouse. The good copy shows ...
(Golden Press, 1963)
A nice book, found twice within a month. I had thought that its illustrations came from the Untermeyer/Provenson Aesop's Fables (1965) or its (Greek?) source. After closer comparison, these illustrations with Greek and ...
Heinrich Schnibble and Even More Tales Mein Grossfader Told.
There is one fable in this collection: Der Goosen mit der Golden Eggers (27). When the man opens the goose up, he finds lots of eggs and suddenly becomes a millionaire! I also enjoyed the rendition of Max Beth.
Hoch-Deutsches Reformirtes ABC und Namen-Büchlein
(Schaefer and KoradiSchäfer und Koradi, 1832)
A lovely little book of letters and words and commandments. Among the Lese-Uebungen at the back are four fables: MM; The Farmer and His Lawyer-Neighbor; TB; and The Apple-Thief Up a Tree. The second has a nice turn: ...
Stories of Little Animals
(L. C. Page & Company, 1904)
Six Aesopic fables and one that reminds me of something from the Panchatantra: the fox gets the chickens off the limb by getting them dizzy (108). One story, LM (207), is told in unusual fashion. The mouse thinks about ...
(Palmer Cox's) Juvenile Budget.
(M.A. Donohue & Company, 1902)
I am glad to have an excuse for including among fable editions this oversize book in terrible condition with board covers and almost no spine left. My excuse is that it contains LaFontaine's story about the two rats and ...