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(Librairie ecclésiastique, classique et élémentaire de Ch. FourautLibrarie Ecclésiastique classique et élémentaire,, 1858)
I do not know when I have had more of an experience of watching a book fall apart before my eyes. This book began in poor condition, with its cover peeling. It proceeded to peel right off in a few weeks! Now, five months ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Three Sirens Press, 1857)
This book is identical in all but cover with the boxed edition I have also listed under 1857/1933 published by Three Sirens. This copy has a brown-to-maroon cover and lists Palace Edition on the spine--but nowhere else. ...
A Selection of One Hundred of Perrin's Fables Accompanied with a Key
(Blanchard and Lea, 1853)
I have copies of this book from 1832, 1840, and 1842. The latter two copies were published by Lea and Blanchard. This 1853 copy is published by Blanchard and Lea. I will bet there is a curious story behind that change ...
One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected
(J. & D.A. Darling, 1850)
Is this book a reprinting of the original 1828 version of a hundred fables (first series) with 280 illustrations, done now by a different publisher than the original Lawford? Or might it be a reprinting of Northcote's ...
Erstes Lesebuch fuer Deutsche Elementar-Schulen.
(H. Niedecken, 1857)
This simple first German reader contains eleven fables among its forty-three prose selections and two verse renditions as well. MSA has a new twist: the passerby says You are three fools. Isn't it enough if two of you ...
The Second Primary Reader; Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse. With Exercises in Enunciation. For the Use of the Second Classes in Primary Schools.
(Brewer and Tileston, 1858)
In poor shape, as befits a 140-year-old book. Nine fables without illustration. The moral is different for boys and girls in FC. The cat is to be corded, not belled. There are comments on fables in #4-5 on 32-33.
Fables Original and Selected
(G. Routledge & Co., 1857)
This lovely little book may not fit into a collection of Aesop. At first I was going to exclude it. But Aesop is on the cover and he is behind more than a few of the fables, notably The Dog and the Stork, which turns out ...
Fables de La Fontaine Illustrées.
(A. Mame et CompanieTours, 1852)
A complete little edition, with lots of simple engravings. Juno on 82 is scratched out: was someone saving the purity of the Capuchins? The book was owned by two of their monasteries. Inscribed: 1852? T of C at the ...
Fables et Oeuvres Diverses de J. La Fontaine
(Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1854)
Three quarter sheep with marbled boards, octavo, 555 pages with engraved portrait frontispiece after Hopwood, and an AI. I have a Walckenaer edition of 1839 and another published in 1910. The fables seem complete; they ...
Literary Fables of Yriarte
(Ticknor and Fields, 1855)
I am surprised to learn that (all of?) Yriarte's fables have to do with academics. The representation here is good and witty, though I find I cannot take more than a few at a reading. Best of the early fables are The ...