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(Dover Publications Inc.,, 1876)
A curious book of 181 stories. Of interest for the history of fable are: the wild Christian applications after the stories; the use of the terms apologue and fable ; and the contemporizing of Socrates, Alexander, ...
A Fable for Critics
(The Riverside Press: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1848)
This strange booklet begins with a rubricated title page offering a wonderfully crazy perspective on the work. Multiple prefaces indicate that the work was first published anonymously. It seems to have outgrown its first ...
Gesta Romanorum, Vol. I
(J.W. Bouton, 1872)
See my 1959 reprint of the 1876 edition for extensive comments. Comparison of the two editions might be instructive. This first volume contains eighty stories. T of C. Long set of notes on 281-388. Strongly Aesopic: ...
The Book of Fables
(Sheldon Blakeman & Co.,, 1850)
This little (5½x almost 4½) volume represents a curiosity, a conundrum, or perhaps just a simple mistake. It is clearly labeled on cover and title-page as The Book of Fables, but the contents (pages 5 through 64) seem to ...
The Fairy Godmother or the Adventures of Prince Eigenwillig.
(Geo. A. Leavitt Publisher,George A. Leavitt, 1890)
The ultimate in tangential books for my collection. I had seen this book on several visits to Kelmscott and probably opened it the first two or three times. After a number of perusings (but not readings) I have found ...
Fables and Allegories for Young and Old.
(Charles Foster, 1885)
Intricate and lovely designs in a melange of fables, most of which seem overworked. The book is not in good shape.
(Mershon Company, 1854)
I include this book in the collection only because of the title. These are nine tales that the flowers told to the elves. In the first, Violet goes from the Queen of the Fairies, who are the protectors of flowers, to win ...