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  • Fables de Florian 

    Florian (J. Langlumé et Peltier. Paris, 1840)
    This book matches in all its particulars Bodemann #293.1, including the notation that the book does not show a date. The book appeared at a time when Florian's appeal seems to have been at a peak. These publishers or ...
  • Fables de Florian 

    Florian (Lehuby. Paris, 1846)
    Here is yet another Florian edition coming towards the end of a period in which his fables were frequently published. This 1846 copy seems to be a reprinting of Bodemann #300.2, which Lehuby reprinted in 1843 from its ...
  • Fables de Florian 

    Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de (Antoine Auguste Renouard. Paris, 1812)
    Here is a hardbound copy in better condition than a board-bound book already in the collection. One has to be careful with this particular book because Renouard published two different editions of Florian in 1812. This ...
  • Fables de Florian 

    Florian (F. Louis, Libraire. Paris, 1807)
    Here is a direct descendant of Florian's first edition in 1792. It has been a delight to compare the two books. This little book belongs between Bodemann #179.3 and #179.4. Before I mention the similarities, let me note ...
  • The Bear and the Travellers and The Ducks and the Tortoise 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • The Farmer and His Sons and The Donkey in the Lion's Skin 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf and the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • Fables de Florian 

    Florian (Ledentu Libraire. Paris, 1832)
    This small book (3½" x 5¼") is a curious publication by Ledentu 1832. It is one of a number of Florian editions to appear about this time: Comynet (1830, 1832); Victor Adam (1838); Langlumé et Peltier (1840); Tastu (1841); ...
  • The Sick Lion and The Hare and the Tortoise 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine, Volume 1 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (P. Rouquette. Paris, 1883)
    This is a curious acquisition in several ways. First, I asked the seller a clear question and got an inaccurate answer. Secondly, I am still not sure what "Compositions inédites" means of the six small Moreau le jeune ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine, Volume 2 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (P. Rouquette. Paris, 1883)
    As it somehow happens, I just catalogued a brittle paperback version of both volumes of this small work. Now here is a hardbound version of Volume 2, identical with the paperbound version internally. 3⅞" by 6", with six ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine, Volume 2 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (P. Rouquette. Paris, 1883)
    See my comments on this curious acquisition on Volume 1. As in that case, so in this: the pages are very brittle. This should be the first book to be repaired when we get money to repair books! So this is Volume 2 of a ...
  • Fables Ancient and Modern Adapted for the Use of Children from Three to Eight Years of Age 

    Baldwin, Edward; Goodwin, William (Thomas Hodgkins. London, 1805)
    A terrific find. This is Volume II of the first edition, published as the cover says in 1805. So far I find few records or images of this first edition on line. An early edition mentioned online is the 1807 second ...
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf Narrated by the Sheepish but Truthful Wolf 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The original fable is again told in one page. Then the wolf, "Whisper," appears to tell what really happened. Whisper's mother died shortly after his birth. Kind sheep took him in and even ...
  • The Tortoise and the Hare Narrated by the Silly but Truthful Tortoise 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The original fable is again told in one page. Then Balderdash the tortoise, "Dash" for short, declares that the fable as told is true but leaves out "all the good stuff" -- especially, apparently, ...
  • The Ants and the Grasshopper Narrated by the Fanciful but Truthful Grasshopper 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The original fable is again told in one page, with the key line coming from the ants: "You made your choice. Now live with it!" Well expressed! Harper, the story's grasshopper, opens by claiming ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine II 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (La Bonne Compagnie. Paris, 1946)
    Here is a second copy of this beautiful book. In keeping with my usual procedure, I include second copies of numbered books. This collection already includes the pair of volumes found perhaps at Magers and Quinn in 1995. ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine I 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (La Bonne Compagnie. Paris, 1946)
    Here is a second copy of this beautiful book. In keeping with my usual procedure, I include second copies of numbered books. This collection already includes #2221 of 3500, found perhaps at Magers and Quinn in 1995. Now ...
  • The Lion and the Mouse Narrated by the Timid but Truthful Mouse 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The twin sister of the mouse that ran over the lion ends up gnawing through the lion's net -- and so redeems herself in the eyes of her more athletic sister. The original fable is presented in ...
  • The Eagle and the Man with Town Mouse and Country Mouse 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. The two stories were inverted there. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the ...

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