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(The Franklin Library, 1982)
A pretty but, I would say, misguided book. The thirty or so engravings from Grandville are very well presented. The putting together of Grandville, who illustrated LaFontaine, with two translators of Aesop has its problems. ...
(Easton Press, 1985)
This book seems identical, except for the publisher and the binding, with the 1985 Holt original. If anything, the illustrations here are even sharper than they are there. There is a ribbon to help you remember your place.
(Editores Mexicanos Unidos, 1985)
Straightforward presentation of 159 of Aesop's fables with primitive but engaging dot drawings. The collection is preceded by a prologue and followed by a T of C. The book is almost a replica of the same publisher's ...
Aesop: Tales of Aethiop the African, Volume I.
(Flying Lion Press: Sea Island Information Group, 1989)
A curious book that badly needs an editor. Punctuation, grammar, and spelling mistakes abound. Even pagination is a mystery: the two-page introduction that starts on ii is followed by a preface listed as on iii. The ...
Country Mouse and Town Mouse/The Monkey King
Here a hunter (a Black African) gets the monkey king. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while those on the left present text with one telling symbol. The English ...
A Donkey in Lion's Disguise/A Wolf and a Lamb/The Bear and the Travelers
The raccoon discovers the lion-clad donkey. The lamb needs time to digest. The moral works from the lamb, not the wolf: this was a bad choice. One traveler is so fat that he cannot climb the tree. Good lively cartoon ...
Aesop's Fables (paperback)
(Grosset & Dunlap, 1987)
This 1987 paperback printing seems identical with the 1981 paperback printing. Simple artwork that can be of value. The book includes several colored pages besides a number of black-and-whites. The tellings of the tales ...
Fabeln, Märchen, Legenden: Holzschnitte zu Äsop, Prophet Jona, Philipp Otto Runge
(Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1988)
Here is a West German edition of a book published a year earlier in East Germany. This edition, too, was printed in Leipzig. The book has a colorful history, as the colophon page near the end makes clear. A part of the ...
Fabeln des Äsop
This Insel-book from 1980 offers an opportunity for comparison with the Insel Verlag publication of the same number from the 1930's or just earlier. I have it listed under 1933?. I note the following changes. The covers ...
Here are thirty-six fables on some 119 pages, followed by an AI and a list of the fifty-six books in the Citli Cocuk Klasikleri Dizisi series; La Fontaine is #2. Could that be the Serhat volume I have listed under 1984? ...