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A Choice of Emblemes
(Benjamin Blom, 1967)
First published in Leyden in 1586 by Geffrey Whitney. Reissued in London in 1866, edited by H. Green. Introduced in 1967 by Frank Fieler. This book is a facsimile of the 1866 edition. The first collection of emblems ...
Bajky LaFontaineovy S Obrazky Doreovymi
(Kral. VinohradyKrál. Vinohrady, 1928)
Seventy-two fables on 72 pages, with a T of C at the end. This paperbound volume has a nice oval portait of La Fontaine on its cover. It is in only fair condition, and its binding is deteriorating.
(Ward Lock & Co.,, 1910)
Here is another little book with plenty of curiosities. It was done by Ward, Lock, & Company about the same time that they did a larger-format book with, apparently, the same texts and the same eight full-page colored ...
Fables for Children, Young and Old, in Humorous Verse
(E. Churton, 1847)
See the 1848 second edition of this lovely little book. The differences here include a pictorial onlay on the front cover, now very worn and only half present. There are only six hand-colored plates here, as opposed to ...
Little Fables for Little Folks
(John Van Voorst, 1835)
This is one of those little books with a long sub-title: Selected for their moral tendency and re-written in familiar words, not one of which exceeds two syllables; designed as reading lessons to amuse and instruct. There ...
Windmills: A Book of Fables
(B.W. Huebsch, 1920)
I have read far enough--four chapters into the first story--to know that these are not fables in the Aesopic sense. I have enjoyed the reading thoroughly and plan to pursue it. What we have here is satire and very enjoyable ...
Fables de Lafontaine: Imagerie d'Épinal
(Imagerie d'Épinal Pellerin & Cie,Pellerin & Companie, 1850)
The helpful person at Roe and Moore convinced me that this is a hand-colored Épinal from before the age of chromolithography. Its seven images are breathtaking! I recognize two from having them on Épinal plates. Thus I ...
Child's Own Fable Book
(Leavitt and Allen, 1860)
This fat little book includes two parts: Aesop's Fables (I) and Fables (II). It is an earlier (even first?) edition of a work I had found earlier and have listed under 1870? This work, like that, will delight those ...
Funny Fables for Little Folks
(Griffith and Farran successors to Newbery & Harris, corner of St. Paul's Churchyard,, 1860)
These stories extend beyond fables, I believe. I read the first, The Foolish Crab, which in its thirteen pages works nicely to show the foolishness of envy. A crab learns that, while he looks foolish trying to go straight ...
Bestia: Yearbook of the Beast Fable Society, Volume One, May, 1989
(Northeast Missouri State UniversityThe Society, 1989)
Items included in this inaugural issue were read at the Society's First International Congress in Agadir, Morocco, in August of 1988. Items in this yearbook are: Marc Shell, Beauty and the Beast; Robert Lima, Borges and ...