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The Fables of Aesop
(World Publishing Company, 1857)
The bonanza of Bennett editions continues! This one has the 1931 copyright; the revised 1933 (not the 1931) introduction--but it is not dated, as it is in other 1933 editions; it is from a different publisher (World--as ...
(Rand McNally & company,, 1920)
A comprehensive collection of fables from seventeen different sources, with a bibliography and an introduction on fables (262-300). The introduction wisely points out that fables are not lighthouses but lanterns for our lives.
15 Fables of Krylov
A delightful book. There is good wit in many of the fables: The Dance of the Fishes; The Mouse and Rat; The Donkey and the Nightingale; and especially in The Cat and the Starling; The Elephant in Favor; and The Swan, the ...
A Hundred Fables of La Fontaine
(Hampstead Editions, 1988)
Almost identical with the Greenwich House (Crown) edition of the same title in 1983. Some of the illustrations are superior here. Some of the differences from that edition are these: the frontispiece of a lion has moved ...
Tales of Wise and Foolish Animals
(Dover Publications, 1928)
Good stories and satisfactory illustrations. Several of the fourteen stories are one step away from Aesop. Getting the bear's paw stuck in a briefly-split tree trunk seems a popular motif. The FC trick shows up in ...
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
(DerrydaleDistributed by Crown Publishers Inc.,, 1987)
A high-class hardbound book with very good art. The guest is not just from the city but from the court. The country mouse offers better fare than in most versions. A dog, a cat, and servants menace. The country mouse ...
The Vixen and the Crane
(Dnipro PublishersImported Publications [distributor], 1986)
A delightful book. My first delight is to find out that Aesop is at work in the Ukraine. My second delight lies in the wonderful illustrations, including the matching inside covers. The vixen and the crane are such good ...
Reinardus: Yearbook of the International Reynard Society/Annuaire de la Société Internationale Renardienne, Volume 1
Items included are: Gabriel Bianciotto, Avant-propos; Kenneth Varty, Editorial; Baudouin Van Den Abeele, L'escoufle: portrait littéraire d'un oiseau; Jeanette Beer, The new naturalism of Le Bestiaire d'Amour; Denis Billotte, ...
Reinardus: Yearbook of the International Reynard Society/Annuaire de la Société Internationale Renardienne, Volume 2
Items include are:Jean Batany, Renart au XVe siècle: une réécriture du Livre des Bêtes de Raymond Lulle par Jean Juvénal des Ursins; Roger Bellon, L'art du remaniement. Les aventures de Primaut le loup dans les mss A et ...
Fables of La Fontaine, Part I
(Tappan and Dennet, 1841)
This set of four volumes constitutes a wonderful surprise. I had thought it would be a worthy second copy of the original Tappan and Dennet publication of Wright's translation of La Fontaine. I remembered the printing ...