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(Les Editions Cocorico, 1952)
See the English-language Nursery Tales in 1952, which this small French book (6.5 x 8) reproduces. See my comments there. In Le Chien et le Coq, the dog is presented to the fox by the rooster not as doorman but as ...
The Book of Fables: Containing Aesop's Fables.
(John B. Alden, 1885)
This book's closest relative is the edition by the same name in 1880 from the American Book Exchange. See my comments there. Its other close relative is the Arlington Edition by Hurst which I have listed under 1899?. ...
Twenty Four Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists.
(E.P. Dutton and company, 1928)
Most of the illustrations are taken from Gheeraerts' edition from Bruges of 1567 (the three others are from Gheeraerts' work published in another edition of 1617). The high quality etchings are unfortunately a bit light ...
Jack and Jill
(M.A. Donohue & Co., 1895)
This book represents a great find on a lightning shopping visit over the lunch break of a Jesuit meeting. The book is in terrible condition, with virtually no spine left at all and all the pages loose. This curious book ...
Select Fables with cuts, designed and engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and others, previous to the year 1784: together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the works of Messrs. Bewick
(Baldwin Cradock, and Joy,Printed by S. Hodgson for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820)
One of the stars of my collection. See my comments on the 1975 facsimile. Excellent wood engravings here in a book I am thrilled to have found. After seeing reprints, it is so wonderful to see the original! Some pencil ...
Fables Original and Selected
(D. Appleton & CO, 1869)
This book reproduces completely, as far as I can tell, the edition I have listed under 1863. There is still a Presented To . . . and From . . . page just after the title-page. Book I's insignia page here comes before, ...
Esope en belle humeur ou l'elite de ses fables enrichies de figures/Esopus bey der Lust
(Johann Christoph KisnerJohann Christoph Kißner, 1729)
Bodemann #88.6 and Fabula Docet #44. I am so lucky to have found this little (3½ x 6) book! Kißner represents the beginning of the bilingual Esope en belle humeur tradition, which will include my 1750 Christian Herold ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1878: Longmans, Green, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back.
Fables by G. Washington Aesop (Outside and Inside Cover: Out of the World).
(The World, 1878)
A very funny little book, most like Bierce in its sardonic and surprising treatment of the fables. There is also a touch of Thurber here. The illustrations are delightful, particularly for a cheap little book. The two ...
Fables of Aesop and Others. Translated into English. With Instructive Applications and a Print before each Fable
(Peter Brynberg, 1802)
For a start on this little book, consult my comments on the eleventh edition (1778) and seventeenth edition (1805) of Croxall's original work of 1722. This very early American Croxall (perhaps the first US edition?) falls ...