Now showing items 1-10 of 13
Some of Aesop's Fables with Modern Instances.
(MacMillan and Co., 1883)
Compare this fine copy, though with a highly flexible blue cover, with the first edition four years earlier from MacMillan in London and with the first edition four years earlier from MacMillan in New York. The illustrations ...
Fables of La Fontaine, Part II
(Tappan and Dennet, 1841)
This book continues the first half of Volume I by covering Books IV through VI of La Fontaine's fables. It thus becomes Part II of four parts. This set of four volumes constitutes a wonderful surprise. I had thought it ...
The Fables of Pilpay
(NY: Hurd and Houghton/Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1872)
A good preface sketches the text's history. Apparently, Knatchbull's English came out in 1819. This edition revises one that came out under anonymous authorship in 1818. The book follows a rhythm of one illustration per ...
Fables de Florian, Suivies de Tobie et de Ruth
(J.-J. Dubochet et Cie, 1842)
For some time, I have wanted to get an early Grandville Florian. Here is the earliest! It was a major find for me with an old friend at an impressive international book fair. François Coté describes the qualities of the ...
Aesop's Fables: The Holland Edition of 1659
(The Halford Sauce Company, 1897)
As often happens, something I had never seen before has reappeared within six months. And as often happens, I thought I was buying a second copy of exactly the same booklet I already had. It turns out that this is the ...
Select Fables from La Fontaine
(Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871)
I had not been aware that there was a classic Monvel in English. A real find! Hobbs (108) tells the story that Crane had submitted a fable book to the SPCK, which rejected it and created this import.
The Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into Human Nature
(W. Kent & Co., 1857)
I am surprised and delighted to have this book. I may have seen it once, at Southern Mississippi's library. One delightful wood engraved plate for each of the twenty-two fables here, plus two other engravings. One is ...
Fables of La Fontaine, Part I
(Tappan and Dennet, 1841)
This set of four volumes constitutes a wonderful surprise. I had thought it would be a worthy second copy of the original Tappan and Dennet publication of Wright's translation of La Fontaine. I remembered the printing ...
The Baby's Own Aesop
(George Routledge and Sons, 1887)
At last I have the Routledge first edition. How wonderful! The colors are excellent. The early pages are a delight, featuring, e.g., owls with spectacles on the title page. The illustrations are differently colored and ...
The Fables of Florian
(John B. Alden, 1888)
T of C at the beginning. Fifty-one fables, preceded by a useful introduction to Florian (1755-94). Two Travellers (14) is often presented as Aesopic. Grandville's illustrations are always wonderful. One of the best ...