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The Hare and the Tortoise (Japanese)
(Rakuda Shuppan Dezain, 1969)
Here is the Japanese version of Wildsmith's work, originally published by Oxford University Press in 1966. The bibliographical data here notes that original publication and seems to indicate a publication date of 1969 for ...
The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by La Fontaine
(Franklin Watts, 1964)
A beautiful book in excellent condition. Wildsmith's best illustrations of the three books of his that I have. The question of the bet is Let's both try [to] blow it off his back. What nonsense! Complete with an ...
La Liebre y las Ranas
(Melhoramentos de São Paolo, 1988)
Twelve stiff pages offer a version in general contact with LaFontaine's story. This version greatly reduces the hare's self-reflection. The inciting incident is also not a sound but the rabbit's seeing himself in the ...
La Liebre y la Tortuga
(MelbooksMelhoramentos de São Paolo, 1988)
Twelve stiff pages offer considerable elaboration of LaFontaine's story. We hear of a monkey, armadillo, and jaguar before the race is ever mentioned. I have one other, La Liebre y las Ranas (1988), in the set of eight.
The Miller, the Boy and the Donkey
(Oxford University Press, 1969)
This 1984 printing has changed from the original book in 1969. The cover material and layout have changed. The paper quality has improved. The printing site has changed from Austria to Hong Kong. Let me repeat my ...
The Cricket and the Ant: Fable by de La Fontaine.
(Grandreams Ltd., 1986)
The book builds off of a fascinating concept: a second, longer story echoes the lesson of the fable. Here the fairy Elvira is sad over enjoy now Pixie Redbeard, angry with him, and deaf to his request. I could not ...
The Lion and the Rat: A Fable by La Fontaine
(Franklin Watts, 1963)
I presumed that I already had a copy of this book but could use a good copy. To my surprise, I have two unusual copies -- a library binding and a paperback -- but not a normal copy. This book was first sold by I. Magnin, ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
(Oxford University Press, 1966)
Lively pictures in the Wildsmith style. The story is much expanded (even from la Fontaine): the fox and the owl debate, and the rooster starts the race. I could well use a picture or two from this edition. See 1982/85 ...
The Rich Man and the Shoe-maker: A Fable by La Fontaine.
(Oxford Univ. Pr.Oxford University Press, 1965)
A beautiful large-format hardbound book in excellent condition. The version used here departs significantly from LaFontaine's text. This version adds--and puts special emphasis on--the children who come out to listen to ...
The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by La Fontaine.
(Oxford University Press, 1964)
This book differs from the original hardbound version in lacking a dust jacket. What was the dust jacket there has now become the cover here. The publisher has changed from Franklin Watts to Oxford, the place of publication ...