Now showing items 1-10 of 33
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons e Societate Jesu Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Decem Diligenter Emendati post Editionem Tertiam Parisinam Quam Solam Auctor Agnoscit
(Augustae Vind. Et Friburgi Brisg. Sumptibus Fratrum Ign. Et Ant. Wagner, 1776)
Here is a fascinating edition. It reproduces the third edition from Paris, which I have under 1759. It has thus ten books of fables. There are several surprises here. First, the Society had already been suppressed ...
Phaedri Fabulae, or Phaedrus's Fables, with the following improvements in a method intirely new
(Printed for J. Rivington [etc.]Printed for John Rivington; Clarke and Collins; S. Crowder; B. Law; G. Robinson; and R. Baldwin, 1775)
Carnes 226. The fables of Phaedrus are first printed as in the received text and are then paraphrased into prose, using English syntax as the norm, with the original vocabulary as far as possible. Rhetorical devices within ...
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
(1784: T. Saint/1878: Longmans, Green, 1776)
Lovely, if sometimes simple, wood engravings. The best may be TT and DS. This is apparently an early work of Bewick's, not to be confused with the classic 1818 edition. Tripartite AI at the back.
Fables Translated from Aesop and Other Authors. To which are subjoined a Moral in Verse and an Application in Prose Adapted to each Fable
(Printed for S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row,, 1774)
After searching in Bodemann and in my favor private collector, I finally found Draper in Hobbs. This book is clearly fashioned along the lines of Croxall's, but Draper takes clear exception to Croxall's work. I may be ...
The Instructive and Entertaining Fables of Pilpay
(Printed for J. and F. Rivington W. Strahan, T. Caslon, S. Crowder...,Printed for J. and F. Rivington, W. Strahan, et al, 1775)
Bodemann #126.3. This book may set the record for the longest subtitle: An Ancient Indian Philosopher. Containing a Number of Excellent Rules for the Conduct of Persons of all Ages, and in all Stations: Under several ...
Fables de Phedre Affranchi d'Auguste, en Latin et en François avec des Notes historiques & critiques
(Chez Jean Schweighauser, 1771)
This small 4 x 6½ book offers a facing prose translation for Phaedrus' fables, with frequently extensive notes at the bottom of the page. There is a two-page Avertissement at the book's beginning, and a T of C in Latin ...
Francisci-Josephi Desbillons Fabulae Aesopiae, Curis Posterioribus Omnes Fere Emendatae: Quibus Accesserunt Plus Quam CLXX Novae
(typis J. Barbou, 1778)
Here is a well-preserved book announcing itself as the sixth edition of Desbillons' Aesopic fables. I find it very hard to distinguish from the fifth edition of 1769. A random check finds no differences. See my comments ...
Fables du Pere Desbillons, Traduites in François par le Même, avec le Latin à coté, corrigé de nouveau, Vol. I
(Chez Anne-Catherine Bassompierre/ Kessinger Publishing, 1779)
Here is another in the chain of fable books authored by Fr. Desbillons. This recent paperback reproduction takes up the first volume of his set of bilingual translations of his own work. My suspicion is that it was a ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine: Nouvelle Edition Gravée en taille-douce, Vol. V
This is a curious set of six volumes, beautifully bound, replicating the Fessard edition of 1765-75, as the colophon near the end of the book points out. This fifth volume (Books 9 and 10) was published in 1774. I can ...
Fables Choisies Mises en Vers par J. de la Fontaine: Nouvelle Edition Gravée en taille-douce, Vol. IV
This is a curious set of six volumes, beautifully bound, replicating the Fessard edition of 1765-75, as the colophon near the end of the book points out. This fourth volume (Books 7 and 8) was published in 1773. (Bodemann ...