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A Child's Version of Aesop's Fables
(Ginn and Co., 1894)
This seems to be an exact reprinting of the 1891 version, of which I have a copy. It seems also identical with the 1904 version, of which I also have a copy. Was the series' name in those versions "Classics for Children" ...
(A. Flanagan Company, 1920)
I have another copy of this booklet in a different printing. I will refer to it by the name of the man who sold it to me on eBay in 2000, John Abbas. This Karaba copy found in 2006 may be older. The only difference I ...
Aesop's Fables: The Dog in a Manger
(Basil Blackwell, 1960)
This sixteen-page pamphlet seems to be in a series with The Wolf and the Dog, for which I had guessed a publication date of 1950. Both use Caxton's text. The telling of the fable is straightforward. The simple illustrations ...
The Herford Aesop: Fifty Fables in Verse.
(Boston: LeRoy Phillips, Publisher/Boston: Ginn and Co: Athenaeum Press, 1921)
The verse seems good. Several of the illustrations catch hold of the reader: the exploding frog (19), the lion having eaten a man (21), and the crane with a bill in his bill (81).
(Homewood Publishing Company, 1930)
A curious melange. The text appears to be identical with that in Cassell's Aesop's Fables (1893/1893?) illustrated by Griset and in Hurst's The Book of Fables (1899?), also illustrated by Griset. The author, unacknowledged ...
The Fables of Aesop
(Macmillan Company, 1894)
A reprint of the 1894 edition, with a colored frontispiece of FC. Otherwise apparently a standard reprinting.
The Fables of Aesop
(Books Inc.,, 1930)
This straightforward volume has several claims. It contains a large number of fables, perhaps 275, listed alphabetically on xi. In the introduction, J.W.M. makes the claim we believe this to be the first full English ...
Fables d'Ésope, Ornées de Cent Huit Figures d'apres Barlow, Tomes Premier et Second
(Chez Gueffier jeuneChez Guefflier jeune, 1801)
This is a landscape-formatted presentation of 107 fables, with two title-pages but just one frontispiece. The frontispiece makes a good comparison point with the frontispiece for Barlow's original 1666 version. The lion ...
Aesop's Fables: A New Version Chiefly from the Original Sources.
(John Murray, 1867)
This little book, marked as the third edition, is almost identical with my 1867/74 Murray edition. This copy lists a first edition in 1874 and a second in 1898. See my comments under 1867/74. I will note the differences ...
(Ward Lock & Co.,, 1910)
This is in many ways a standard Weir book, with illustrations often poorly inked. It has the usual 114 engravings, duly tabulated in the list of illustrations at the front. It has the usual preface and life before that. ...