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    • Der Edelstein 

      Boner, Ulrich; Fouquet-Plümacher, Doris (Müller and SchindlerOriginal: Albrecht Pfister; Reproduction: Verlag Müller und Schindler/Buchdruckerei Holzer. Original: Bamberg; Reproduction: Stuttgart, 1461)
      This book was my bible for a month in the summer of 2009 as I prepared a paper for the Renard Society on Boner's Der Edelstein. Actually, I had scanned the facsimile into my computer before I left. Then in Mannheim I ...
    • Aesopus: Vita et Fabulae Ulm 1476 (Faksimile) 

      No Author (Edition Libri Illustri Verlag. Ludwigsburg, 1476)
      I never thought we would have a copy of this wonderful book in the collection. From the time I first saw subscriptions being invited, I feared it would always be beyond our means. Prayers do get answered! This is a ...
    • Aesop's Fables Coloring Book 

      No Author (Dover. NY, 1476)
      Here is an unusual member of the fourth generation of Dover's lovely coloring book. The price has, as in the case of other books in this fourth generation, gone up from $1.50 to $2.50 to $2.75 to 2.95. The difference is ...
    • Aesop's Fables Coloring Book 

      No Author (Dover. NY, 1476)
      Here is the fourth generation of Dover's lovely coloring book. The price has gone up from $1.50 to $2.50 to $2.75 to 2.95. As I mentioned about the original publication, the book is valuable because of the nicely enlarged ...
    • Aesop's Fables Coloring Book 

      No Author (Dover. NY, 1476)
      Here is the third generation of Dover's lovely coloring book. The price has gone up from $1.50 to $2.50 to $2.75. It will go up at least once more in my history of collecting it. As I mentioned about the original ...
    • Aesop's Fables Coloring Book 

      Aesop (Dover Publications. NYNew York, 1476)
      Here is the second generation of Dover's lovely coloring book. The price has gone up from $1.50 to $2.50. It will go up at least twice more in my history of collecting it, though I found this copy for half-price. As I ...
    • Aesop: Subtyll Historyes and Fables of Esope Westminster 1483 

      Caxton, William (Da Capo Press, Plenum Publishing Corporation. NY, 1483)
      The reproductions are not at all as good as in the Scolar Press edition. The lack of a title page and of more bibliographical information is surprising in so lovely a book.
    • The History and Fables of Aesop 

      Caxton, William (Scolar Press. London, 1484)
      A wonderfully reproduced book. The text can use the help of Jacobs' later reprinting. The 186 woodcuts (many for the life of Esope ) have their own charm but are distinctly inferior to the Ulm woodcuts from which they ...
    • Aesop's Fables in William Caxton's Original Illustrated Edition 

      Aesop; Caxton, William; Gascoigne, Bamber; Gascoigne, Christina (Hamish Hamilton Ltd.. London, 1484)
      This book of 37 fables has two very positive features: the coloring of Caxton's (primitive) woodcuts and the faithful rendition of his text with modern spelling and orthography. Different: the ox also steps on the expanding ...
    • The Medici Aesop 

      Aesop; McTigue, Bernard (Harry N. Abrams. NYNew York, 1488)
      What a treasure! A good introduction gives a concise history of Aesop, the text of the fables, and the illustrations. This hand-written and hand-painted manuscript was done from a printed book, Bono Accurzio's 1480 version ...
    • The Medici Aesop 

      Aesop; McTigue, Bernard (The New York Public Library. NY, 1488)
      This book was published in a hardbound version by Harry N. Abrams in 1989. The lovely illustrations remain as precisely rendered here as there. In a curious move, Adele Westbrook, editor of the hardbound version, is not ...
    • Fábulas de Esopo Reproducción en facsímile de la primera edición de 1489 

      Aesop; Avianus; Bracciolini, Poggio,; Cotarelo y Mori, Emilio; Petrus Alfonsi,; Planudes, Maximus,; Rinuccio (Real Academia EspanolaTipografia de archivos. Madrid, 1489)
      Palau calls this tall paperbound folio a magnífica reproducción facsímile (81959). The editors seem not to know of the Toulouse edition of 1488; see my Esopete Ystoriado (Toulouse 1488), published in 1990. Nor do they ...
    • Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Tran 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; Johnson, John (printer); Rogers, Bruce (book designer); Scholderer, Victor, (Limited Editions ClubOxford University Press. Oxford[New York], 1518)
      I went after a second copy of this book because it was being offered so economically on eBay. I think it eluded the notice of other serious seekers. This copy includes from August, 1933, The Monthly Letter of the Limited ...
    • Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Tran 

      Samuel Croxall's Translation with a Bibliographical Note by Victor Scholderer (Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1518)
      I went after a third copy of this book because it was being offered so economically on eBay. I think it eluded the notice of other serious seekers. Like the first copy I found, this is numbered and signed by Bruce Rogers. ...
    • Aesop's Fables: Samuel Croxall's Translation with a Bibliographical Note by Victor Scholderer 

      Aesop; Croxall, Samuel; Johnson, John (printer); Rogers, Bruce (book designer); Scholderer, Victor, (Limited Editions ClubOxford University Press. Oxford[New York], 1518)
      One of the nicest books I have. A triumph of the bookmaking art. The 46 facsimiles are beautifully reproduced. Very close to del Tuppo (eg #37 and #192), they often show two or three phases in one scene. #83, #162, ...
    • Emblematum Libellus 

      Alciati, Andrea (Christian Wechel/Wissenschaftliche BuchgesellschaftWissenschaftliche Buchgeselschaft. Darmstadt, (Ger.)Paris/Darmstadt, 1542)
      This is my first chance to look more carefully into Alciato. This volume itself is one of many good books I found at Wirthwein. I had not known that the Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft had done a reprint of Alciato's ...
    • Historia Vitae Fortunaeque Aesopi, cum Fabulis Illius 

      Aesop; Camerarius, Joachim (Ex Officina Recente Valentini Papae. LeipzigLipsiae, 1544)
      First, this little book has caused me as much anguish as any I have tried to win for the collection. For over three years I have been looking for it, thinking it lost. I presumed as a last hope that the book had got in ...
    • Fabeln von Erasmus Alberus 

      Alber, Erasmus; Matthiessen, Wilhelm (Greif BuechereiGreif-Bücherei. Berlin, 1550)
      Good strong rhymes in Gothic script. The Nachwort is real Third Reich stuff, speaking of eine Rückkehr zu den Urkraftquellen deutschen Volkstums. The stories are all Aesopic. There are wonderful woodcuts (which ...
    • Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae Elegantissimis iconibus veras animalium species ad viuum adumbrantibus 

      Aesop; Babrius; Knopff, Adam; Pigres; Planudes, Maximus; Prodromus, Theodore (Apud Ioan. Tornaesiumapud Ioannem Tornaesium. LvgdvniLyon, 1551)
      This little book is an earlier edition of what had long been the oldest book in the collection, listed under 1619? This book is Bodemann #29. What a great thing! Bodemann's twenty-ninth oldest book! See my description ...
    • Esopus Leben und Fabeln 

      Muling, Johann Adelphus (Steffan Graff. Freiburg im Breisgau, 1569)
      This book joins the stars of this collection. I will not get closer to a Steinhoewel or Brandt. (Brandt’s 1501 is available for $75,000 on ABEbooks.) I will first quote the seller’s description: “Wonderfully restored ...