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Fables: La Fontaine, Florian
Twenty posters (15½ x 11½) of wildly varying quality are here stapled together with a canvas spine around the staples. The front cover features a central cross of animals carrying each of the letters of Fables and at the ...
Jean de la Fontaine: Fables. Volume I
(Éditions Nicolas, 1946)
This small paperbound volume is 4 x 5½. This first volume has an exquisite engraving of FS on its cover in the style of the early woodcuts. There are forty-seven fables here, followed by a T of C. There are also some ...
La liebre y la tortuga
(CarvajalEditorial Norma, 1979)
Good pop-ups, some of which even incorporate a bit of action, for example when the hare rises up tired or when the race-finishing judge waves the checkered flag. The hare has a great grumpy look on the last page. For ...
Fables de la Fontaine
(Editions Lito S.A.Éditions Lito, 1970)
Two pages apiece for eleven fables, given in LaFontaine's original text. A pleasing large-format children's book. Among the illustrations, that of a fisherman in a newspaper hat is perhaps the most charming. The town ...
Fish is Fish
(Alfred A. Knopf, 1970)
More pictures here than in my Frederick's Fables (1985), but the colors are not as lively. This is a fine story of learning to imagine different worlds than your own and of coming to love your own world.
Chiquita y Pepita: Dos ratoncitas/Chiquita and Pepita: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.
(National Textbook Company, 1978)
This is a lively telling that takes liberties with the story. Pepita holds a party in the country for Chiquita and serves bread and cheese. They take a bus to the city. The illustrations are animated. Near-identical ...
Once a Mouse...
(Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961)
This classic tale is well told here, with lively two-color and three-color illustrations. The endpapers of the olive edition (marked 6.70 on the reverse of the title-page) are torn. The multi-colored copy is marked 4.69.
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons e Societate Jesu Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Decem Diligenter Emendati post Editionem Tertiam Parisinam Quam Solam Auctor Agnoscit
(Augustae Vind. Et Friburgi Brisg. Sumptibus Fratrum Ign. Et Ant. Wagner, 1776)
Here is a fascinating edition. It reproduces the third edition from Paris, which I have under 1759. It has thus ten books of fables. There are several surprises here. First, the Society had already been suppressed ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #545
(Famous Authors, Ltd., 1957)
The Donkey and the Salt takes up three pages (28-30). In this version of the story, the owner returns with the donkey three times in one day to the same place. The owner is happy in the end that he has taught the beast ...
Old Man and His Ass
(Yorkshire J.S. Publishing & Stationery Co. Ltd., 1850)
Here is an exquisite chapbook 4 x 6¾ with MSA in rhyme, specifically a sestet on every page. The treasure of this little book lies, I believe, in the four of its eight wood engravings that have the original hand coloring. ...