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Esope en belle humeur ou l'elite de ses fables enrichies de figures/Esopus bey der Lust
(Johann Christoph Kißner, 1729)
"Here is a second copy of this book, bound in a different order and lacking several of the pages in my better copy. Because it is different, I will keep it in the collection. First, what did I write about the original ...
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons e Societate Jesu Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Quinque Priores Diligenter Emendati
(J. Barbou, 1759)
Here is a second copy of this book by my favorite Jesuit fabulist. It seems to be lacking the frontispiece at the beginning and the errata page at the end. The binding is different from my original copy, which cost almost ...
Phaedri Aug. Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Quinque
(Ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts.,Jacob Tonson and John Watts; Michael Mattaire, 1713)
Here is a Bodemann #100.1, a Phaedrus edition with a number of printer's designs. Unfortunately, this copy lacks the frontispiece featured in Bodemann 100.1. The printer's designs that mark the beginning and ending of ...
The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine
(Dawson's Bookshop, 1759)
An impressive pair of pages with the fable of l' Hymenee et l' Amour. Beautifully boxed and presented. Unfortunately, the Oudry illustration is lacking. Brewer's monograph seems sensible and direct.
Fables from the German of Mr Lessing
(C. Etherington/Eighteenth Century Collections Online Print EditionsGale ECCO Print Edition, 1773)
This print-on-demand book is the happy exception to my general loathing for such books. In this case it confirms all the information I earlier guessed about a copy of the original 1773 book that I have. While this book ...
Fables Choisies mises en Vers par M. de La Fontaine: Seconde Partie
(Fr.. Amb. Didot l'Ainé, 1787)
This book is the second half of a book catalogued earlier. This volume, like the "Seconde Partie" of that single volume, includes Books VII through XII of La Fontaine's fables, each fable with a strong illustration. ...
Fables Ancient and Modern: After the Manner of La Fontaine
(R. Faulder; J. Stockdale; J, Debrett; J. Edwards: J. Walter; and E. Newberry/Hardpress Publishing, 1787)
Wallbeck starts with 34 pages of introduction replete with remarks about reviewers, the dedicatee, and La Fontaine. He declares a policy of setting old and new out together: let the reader decide which he likes; he ...
Aesop's Fables. With Instructive Morals and Reflections Abstracted from all Party Considerations, Adapted To All Capacities; and design'd to promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolence
(J. Rivington, R.Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke, R. Collins, T. Caslon, J. (S?) Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, R. Withy, J. Dodsley, G. Keith, G. Robinson, J. Roberts, T. Cadellprinted for J. Rivington R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clark ... [et al.],, 1747)
This is my third early copy of this book. I have dated the first of my other two copies 1740/53? It was published by Wilson and Spence in York and it is Bodemann #131.2. I dated my second copy 1740/61? It was published ...
Fables from the German of Mr Lessing
(Printed by and for C. EtheringtonSold by John Osborn, 1773)
Here is an old book about 4 x 6¼. Luckily, the first page of text presents the book's title, since, as we will see shortly, the book lacks its first thirteen pages. The book seems to be inscribed on the inside of the ...
A New Translation of Æsop's Fables, Adorn'd with Cutts
(Printed for Tho. TebbTho(mas) Tebb, 1708)
The title continues Suited to the Fables Copied from the Frankfurt Edition. By the Most Ingenious Artist Christopher Van Sycham. The Whole being rendered in a Plain, Easy, and Familiar Style, adapted to the Meanest ...