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Our Childhood's Favorite Library in Words of One Syllable
(The Cassell Publishing Co., 1895)
This stout book has four major sections, devoted to Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, Gulliver's Travels, and Aesop's Fables. Each segment takes between 87 and 96 pages, and each of the four is numbered separately. ...
Neue Fibel oder Erstes Lesebuch für die deutschen katholischen Schulen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika.
(Benziger Brothers, 1872)
This book received plenty of use! Many pages are torn; 9-10 and 23-24 are missing. Among the Lesestücke is Das Bienchen und die Taube in verse (#14 on 56). There is a page each of advertisements for Benziger ...
Fables and Legends of Many Countries Rendered in Rhyme
(James R. Osgood and Company, 1872)
I first became acquainted with Saxe through the two versions I found of his The Blind Men and the Elephant. Here Saxe labels each work by its genre. This collection contains ten stories labeled fables or apologues. The ...
Tales of the Punjab: Folklore of India.
(Distributed by Crown PublishersGreenwich House, 1894)
Forty-five stories with sixty-five illustrations. Many of the stories are indeed folkore but not fable. The preface declares that these are current folk-tales not manipulated into a flowery dignity. The method ...
Hoch-Deutsches Lutherisches ABC und Namen-Büchlein
(Schaefer and KoradiSchäfer und Koradi, 1832)
This little book almost duplicates the adjoining entry. The differences are small. First, notice the different title-terms for the same book: I wish I knew what doctrinal or sectarian questions lay behind the two names. ...
Nursery Rhymes & Fables
(E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1896)
This 64-page book is in fragile condition, but it has beautiful chromolithograph (?) illustrations! As the beginning T of C shows, there are some twenty-one nursery rhymes and eleven fables. Many pages are loose, but ...
Last Fairy Tales
(Harper & Brothers, 1884)
This eclectic collection of twenty-seven stories includes two that are listed as fables. The Wolf and the Goat (221) is an expansive story of some nine pages. It is subtitled A Mediaeval Fable. The wolf presses the goat ...
Il Favoleggiatore Italiano, ossia Raccolta di Favole Scelte in Prosa
(Dulau and CompanyPresso Dulau, 1826)
This is a rarity: a collection of Italian fables published in England. It is intended, as the very wordy title-page points out, for the use of students. It contains sixty-two fables on 95 pages. Many vocabulary words ...
McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader
(American Book Company: Reprinted by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1879)
See my comments on the 1920 copy of the 1879 original.
Fifty Famous Stories Retold
(American Book Company, 1896)
At last I find the source from which Baldwin's Androclus and the Lion (87) is so often taken. Also included: Socrates and his House (112). For the former, C.E. Hubbell does a standard illustration. The book is ...