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  • Fables Ancient and Modern Adapted for the Use of Children from Three to Eight Years of Age 

    Baldwin, Edward; Goodwin, William (Thomas Hodgkins. London, 1805)
    A terrific find. This is Volume II of the first edition, published as the cover says in 1805. So far I find few records or images of this first edition on line. An early edition mentioned online is the 1807 second ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine, Volume 1 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (P. Rouquette. Paris, 1883)
    This is a curious acquisition in several ways. First, I asked the seller a clear question and got an inaccurate answer. Secondly, I am still not sure what "Compositions inédites" means of the six small Moreau le jeune ...
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf Narrated by the Sheepish but Truthful Wolf 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The original fable is again told in one page. Then the wolf, "Whisper," appears to tell what really happened. Whisper's mother died shortly after his birth. Kind sheep took him in and even ...
  • The Tortoise and the Hare Narrated by the Silly but Truthful Tortoise 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The original fable is again told in one page. Then Balderdash the tortoise, "Dash" for short, declares that the fable as told is true but leaves out "all the good stuff" -- especially, apparently, ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine, Volume 2 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (P. Rouquette. Paris, 1883)
    As it somehow happens, I just catalogued a brittle paperback version of both volumes of this small work. Now here is a hardbound version of Volume 2, identical with the paperbound version internally. 3⅞" by 6", with six ...
  • Fables Causides De La Fontaine En Bers Gascouns (1776) 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (Kessinger Publishing. Whitefish, Montana, 2010)
    This is a fascinating effort. I bought this print-on-demand copy because I found an 1891 edition with the same title and thought I might learn something before handling that fragile booklet. This is then a reprint of the ...
  • Krilof and His Fables 

    Ralston, W.R.S. (Strahan & Co.. London, 1869)
    Here is a copy of an early -- perhaps the earliest? -- edition of Kriylov's fables. A happy find! This is my most extensive prose Krilof. Of his 201 fables, 148 are here. Many of those not here are reproductions of Aesop ...
  • Fables Causides De La Fontaine En Bers Gascouns 

    La Fontaine, Jean de; Foix Abbé (Imprimerie & Lithographie Hazael Labeque. Dax, France, 1891)
    This is a fascinating effort. I bought a print-on-demand copy of the 1776 original because I expected this 1891 paperbound edition to be fragile and I needed to learn something about "Gascouns." I have learned some more. ...
  • The Ants and the Grasshopper Narrated by the Fanciful but Truthful Grasshopper 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The original fable is again told in one page, with the key line coming from the ants: "You made your choice. Now live with it!" Well expressed! Harper, the story's grasshopper, opens by claiming ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine II 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (La Bonne Compagnie. Paris, 1946)
    Here is a second copy of this beautiful book. In keeping with my usual procedure, I include second copies of numbered books. This collection already includes the pair of volumes found perhaps at Magers and Quinn in 1995. ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine I 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (La Bonne Compagnie. Paris, 1946)
    Here is a second copy of this beautiful book. In keeping with my usual procedure, I include second copies of numbered books. This collection already includes #2221 of 3500, found perhaps at Magers and Quinn in 1995. Now ...
  • Fables de La Fontaine, Volume 2 

    La Fontaine, Jean de (P. Rouquette. Paris, 1883)
    See my comments on this curious acquisition on Volume 1. As in that case, so in this: the pages are very brittle. This should be the first book to be repaired when we get money to repair books! So this is Volume 2 of a ...
  • The Lion and the Mouse Narrated by the Timid but Truthful Mouse 

    Loewen, Nancy (Capstone: Picture Window Books. North Mankato, MN, 2019)
    What a creative concept! The twin sister of the mouse that ran over the lion ends up gnawing through the lion's net -- and so redeems herself in the eyes of her more athletic sister. The original fable is presented in ...
  • The Farmer and His Sons and The Donkey in the Lion's Skin 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • The Eagle and the Man with Town Mouse and Country Mouse 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. The two stories were inverted there. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the ...
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf and the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • The Lion and the Mouse with The Donkey and the Lapdog 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. The two stories were inverted there. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the ...
  • The Sick Lion and The Hare and the Tortoise 

    Biro, Val (Award Publications Limited. Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 2013)
    Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. ...
  • Fables de Florian 

    Florian (J. Langlumé et Peltier. Paris, 1840)
    This book matches in all its particulars Bodemann #293.1, including the notation that the book does not show a date. The book appeared at a time when Florian's appeal seems to have been at a peak. These publishers or ...
  • Krilof and His Fables 

    Ralston, W.R.S. (Strahan & Co.. London, 1869)
    Here is a copy of an early -- perhaps the earliest? -- edition of Krylov's fables. There is perhaps an issue: Did his original edition appear in 1868 or 1869? This edition, in any case, is dated 1869 on its title-page. ...

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