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The English Spelling-Book
(George Routledge and Sons, 1885)
A wonderful little treasure in terrible condition; the book has no front cover and is falling apart! But at last I get to include some Kate Greenaway in the collection. The book moves from letters to syllables of growing ...
Junior Great Books, Series 4, Volume 1
(The Great Books Foundation, 1975)
Eighteen fables on 75-90 in Jacobs' version, not acknowledged. Then four fables from Thurber on 91-8. I find Thurber a surprising match for Aesop for these young readers. Using Jacobs as source means that a fable like ...
Twenty Four Fables of Aesop and other Eminent Mythologists.
(Ernest Benn, 1928)
Identical after the title page with the Dutton edition printed in England (1928?). Most of the illustrations are taken from Gheeraerts' edition from Bruges of 1567 (the three others are from Gheeraerts' work published in ...
An Argosy of Fables
(Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921)
This edition is the next step up from the classy edition from Shaw's Books. Here are the points of contrast: This edition has a black cover with gold and red inlay. The excellent illustrations (except the missing FM ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Schocken Books, 1894)
This may be the best single simple edition of Aesop I know. Heighway is a wonderful illustrator. This edition presents the engravings quite crisply.
Aesop's Fables (with 16 colour plates)
(Ward Lock & Co.,, 1924)
Once again I thought I was buying an extra of a book I already had. This edition has fewer illustrations, in fact one-third of the number in the other edition from Ward and Lock. It is in excellent condition. The texts ...
Fables by the Late Mr Gay
(printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes; J. and R. Tonson; J. Rivington; J. Rivington and J. Fletcher; J. Ward W. Johnston; R. Horsfield; J. Richardson; P. Davey and B. Law,, 1757)
This is my earliest Gay edition except for the 1967 facsimile reprint of the 1727 and 1738 editions by the William Andrews Clark Library. The illustrations here are clearly related to those but not identical with them. ...
Grasshopper Green and the Meadow-Mice
(Algonquin Publishing Co., 1922)
A delightful small-format book that picks up at the end of GA. In keeping with the philosophy of Sunny Books, which leave out fear, mischief, and cruelty, the book is cheery, delightful, and upbeat. A family of meadow ...
Aesop's Fables (brown)
(Heritage Press, 1941)
The interior of this book seems identical with that of the boxed yellow version from the same publisher in the same year, except that the T of C gives 126 for 124 and is off by two pages for the rest of its listings. This ...
(Greenwillow Books, 1991)
The flyleaf announces a funny, frisky fable in true folktale tradition. Fox offers ownership of his tail to Bear for some honey. Of course there are a number of attempts at various swindles by the fox. Other animals ...