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Category: All Categories: Folklore and Mythology: Fables
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1.

The Fables of Aesop
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Publisher: Henry Altemus Company, 1899 Philadelphia, PA.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall "Compiled from the Best Accepted Sources." Over 200 short fables from Aesop, written for children to enjoy. 60 "pen and ink" illustrations. 160 pages + 16 pages of advertisements for Altemus Books. Book is in VERY GOOD condition! This is a NICE, clean and unmarked copy (except for owner name on front endpaper)! No dust jacket.

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2.
Aesop Illustrator: Illustrated by Thomas Bewick  
TREASURY OF AESOP'S FABLES Together with the Life of Aesop by OliverGoldsmith

Publisher: Avenel New York 1973.
Third Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; 138 pages

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3.
Banchini, Robert  
Le Leggende Della Tavola Rotonda

Publisher: Albert Peruzzo Editor NP, 1964.
Good with no dust jacket, Hardcover Preliminary pages foxed, pages slightly yellowed, binding sl darkened; In Italian. Illustrated hardback binding. Color plates. Index. Limited edition #316 A . Italian legend ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages

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4.
Barnett, Lionel D., Illustrated by: Illustrated by Cynthia Kent (frontispiece)  
HITOPADESA. The Book of Wholesome Counsel. A Translation from the original Sanskrit by Francis Johnson, revised and in part r

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes New York N.D..
Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Bound in red with paper labels on spine and front board, DJ with normal shelf wear, sl. Sun-faded on spine; Beautifully produced collection of famous Indian fables and stories, compiled for the purpose of teaching the principles of government and the rules of practical wisdom by means of apologues.; 8vo; 202 pages

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5.
Bennett, Charles H.  
Bennett's Fables from Aesop and Others (A Studio Book).

Publisher: New York: Viking, [1978].
First edition thus. Reprint of the 1857 edition published by W. Kent, London. ISBN: 0670158070 Hardcover Fine book (no markings) / Fine dust jacket (price not clipped). A clean, fresh copy.

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6.
Benson, Bernard.  
The Minstrel.

Publisher: New York: Putnam, 1977..
ISBN: 9780399122507 1st edition. Fine book (no markings) / Very Good dust jacket (price not clipped; very light edgewear with a small chip to top edged of front dj panel, light creases to bottom corner of front flap). A clean, fresh copy. Hardcover

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7.
Carlson, S.J., Rev. Gregory I.  
Aesop: A Fable Collection
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Publisher: Gregory I. Carlson, 1994 Omaha, NE.
Book. Book condition: Good. Spiral-bound Softcover Signed by Author(s) 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall INSCRIBED on title page: "To Heather / with affection / Gregory Carlson, S.J. / February 14, 1995." This is a bibliography of Aesop titles (and other items) based on Carlson's extensive personal collection. "I have always enjoyed old books and the places that sell them. In my hauntings of used book stores somewhere in my years at the College of the Holy Cross (1974-79), I noticed that Aesop was one of the classic authors who showed up most frequently. Besides, the attention that he received often engaged both delight and creativity. I began to keep my eye open for inexpensive versions of Aesop, whether new or old. I had a focus when I went into any book shop.. What I enjoy particularly in Aesop has to do with variety: the wide array of illustrations for any one fable, the surprising liberty people take in retelling fables, the disparate and contrary morals people draw from the same fable. Several of the first fable books that come into my hands demonstrated this variety and approached Aesop with unabashed delight. The Metropolitan Museum's Aesop: Five Centuries of Illustrated Fables and the works of Alexander Calder and David Levine are still some of my favorite books.. A friend's suggestion some years ago that I keep a record of where I had found each book led to this bibliography. As I began, I wrote the comments with an eye to material helpful for an illustrated lecture. A personal computer made that kind of record keeping easier and more fun. Before the bibliography begins, I list the objects I have found that relate to Aesop. Again, I believe, one must be struck by the quantity and variety of art which the stories associated with one man have provoked. It is a testimony to Aesop that the list spans all sorts of art, from reproductions of masterpieces to one-of-a-kind pieces by students and craftspersons. It has been almost three years since the last edition of this bibliography appeared. This time has been exceptionally fruitful! In sheer numbers, the book collection has grown by 800 to a total of 1, 907.The average cost of the books is $11.39.." 434 pages with index. Book is in GOOD condition; soiling to rear cover and edges of the last several pages; otherwise very good condition. Spiral-bound softcover.

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8.
Cregan, Mairin, Illustrated by: Sewell, Helen  
OLD JOHN

Publisher: Macmillan NY 1941.
Full-bound in red, blue titles and front board motif, illustrated endpapers, 183pp plus glossary, eleven full-page illustrations plus in-text line drawings; book is badly faded with spotting to front board and spine, extremities bumped, one inch tear in cloth at upper hinge, previous owner name blacked-out upper front-free endpaper, several page corners are a tad pushed, tight, square clean internals. After all, it's what is on the inside that counts. Second Printing No Jacket Hard Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

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9.
de la Mare, Walter John, 1873-1956.  
Animal Stories, chosen, arranged, and in some part rewritten by Walter de la Mare.

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1940.
lvi, 420 p., woodcut headpieces; 22 cm. 42 stories, 46 rhymes. Red cloth stamped in dark blue; top 1/3 inch of spine torn, no dj; good. stock#3012.

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10.
Dobie, J. Frank  
The Mezcla Man
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Publisher: Carl Hertzog, 1954 El Paso, TX.
Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Soft cover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall This is an interesting story of the American southwest, involving a rich rancher, outlaws and hidden gold. 11 pages. Book is in GOOD or better condition. Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

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11.
ed. Gilbert Murray  
Euripidis Fabulae: Tomes 1, 2, and 3 (complete 3 volume set)

Publisher: Oxford University Press London 1901.
Condition: Good. Flexibound. *Three volume set, title and publication information in Latin, text in Greek. Orange illustrated limp boards, bagged for protection, approx. 5" x 7.5", shelf and handling wear to covers, chips/rub wear to spine ends and corners, yellowing page edges, ink name written in front cover, very light pencil markings interior, sunned and faded spine.

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12.
Greenberg, Alvin  
Going Nowhere

Publisher: New York: Avon Bard Books, 1973 1st ed. thus..
157pp. paperback: Good [spine creases; light age browning; some ink underlining; else a complete & tight copy]

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13.
Houghton Mifflin Company  
Brewer's Dictionary of 20th Century Phrase and Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of 20th Century Phrase and Fable by Houghton Mifflin Company, hard cover, dust jacket, 1992, 662 pages, near new condition

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14.
Kennerly, Karen, Illustrated by: Illustrated  
Hesitant Wolf & Scrupulous Fox: Fables Selected from World Literature

Publisher: Random House New York, NY 1973.
xxiii, 327 pp, light tan cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on spine & brown illustrated front, dj light brown w/dark brown-light brown lettering & illustrated front panel & illustrated back panel. The book contains over 150 fables selected from 4, 000 years of literature. Contains fables by La Fontaine, Kafka, Tolstoy, James Joyce, Aesop, Yeats, Donal Barthelme, John (the Beatle) Lennon, who guide the reader through the anatomy of the fable, exposing truths, and carefully making points about what is innately human. dj price-clipped. First Edition Very Good+ Hard Cover Near Fine Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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15.
Komroff, Manuel (ed), Illustrated by: Thoron, Louise  
The Great Fables of All Nations
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Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company, 1944 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "This volume contains the great fables of all time and is the most complete collection of fables ever published. It begins with the famous fables of Aesop and Phaedrus and includes the brilliant fables of Florian, La Fontaine, Lessing, Dodsley, Gay and many others. Spain is represented by Yriarte, Italy by Pignotti, and Russia by almost a hundred fables from the pen of Kriloff, who as a master fabulist ranks with the Great Aesop himself. Stevenson, Tolstoi, Ambrose Bierce, and Anatole France are among the modern contributors. There are over 700 fables in all, a mine of wisdom and a never-ending delight for both young and old." Illustrated. 487 pages. Book is in GOOD or better condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD condition; several tears and wear to edges.

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16.
Komroff, Manuel (Editor)  
The Great Fables
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Publisher: Lincoln Macveagh, New York, 1928.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1. Hard Cover Full black cloth, medallion blind-stamped on front cover, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, teg (brown), fore edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W drawings throughout. Some mild wear around corners, spine sunned, remnants of former owner's bookplate on fep, date "December 28, 1932" written at bottom of ffep, else near fine. VERY GOOD+. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. viii, 486, (1) pp

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17.
L'Estrange Knight, Sir Robert, Illustrated by: Gheeraerts, Marcus  
Twenty Four Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists

Publisher: Ernest Benn Limited London, England 1928.
[8], 52 pp, violet cloth covered boards w/gilt spine lettering, elaborate gilt frame decoration to the front cover. The text was printed by the Alcuin Press, Campden, Gloucestershire, and the illustrations by the Colographic Art Printers, Ltd. Marcus Gheeraerts the elder, the illustrator in this volume was born in Bruges between the years 1516 & 1521 and died at some time previous to 1604. He was a freeman of the Painters' Guild. Twenty-one of the illustrations are taken from a copy of the first edition of the Fabulen, Bruges, 1567. Sir Roger L'Estrange was born in 1616 at Hunstanton. He was appointed "Surveyor of the Imprimery". He was also one of the licensers of the press. As a pamphleteer he produced "The Fables of Aesop" sometime in 1692. This is a revised reprint of the 1724 edition. Reprint No Jacket Hard Cover Near Fine Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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18.
La Fontaine, Jean de retold by Roberta Sewal w/illus. by M. Boutet de Monvel  
The Fox and the Stork And Other La Fontaine Fables

Publisher: New York: The Grolier Society, 1967..
63pp. illus. paperback: Good+. A retelling of some of the fables of the 17th century French poet Jean de La Fontaine (1621-95), charmingly illustrated.

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19.
La Fontaine, Jean de, Illustrator: Billinghurst, Percy J.  
A Hundred Fables of La Fontaine
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Publisher: New York: Greenwich, 1983.
ISBN: 0517402068 First Thus 8vo Wine boards. 202pp. Illustrations from the beautiful line drawings of Percy Billinghurst on the recto of every page. La Fontaine's stories are "more subtle and unconventional than those of earlier authors such as Aesop." Fine in dustjacket.

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20.
Leaf, Munro  
Aesop's Fables
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Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1979.
Fine with no dust jacket. Collector's Edition. 1. Hard Cover Full red leather, gilt borders and tooling on covers, spine in three compartment separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, a.e.g., silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with one-color drawings by Robert Lawson. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. FINE. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xii, (i), 130 pp

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21.
Richards, Laura E.  
The Golden Windows : a Book of Fables for Young and Old

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Boston, MA 1906.
viii, 123 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/black lettering, black-and-white frontispiece. Collection of forty-four fables from : The Golden Windows, Two Ways, The Hill, The Day, The Shadow, a Fortune, The Cooky, The Door, The Scar and others. worn and rubbed on the corners and the edges. No Jacket Hard Cover Good+ 12mo - over 7" to 7-1/2" Tall

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22.
Smith, Russell. , Illustrator: Wesley W. Bates (illustrations).  
PRINCESS AND THE WHISKHEADS [Whisk Heads]: A Fable.
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Publisher: Doubleday Canada (2002)..
1st printing. ISBN: 9780385658980 A modern-day fable featuring Princess Juliana who sets out to find the truth about a secret sect, the of young people, the Whiskheads, who live inside the great Architectons. 110p: full-page wood engravings; 22cm. 288g. Fine (clean, bright, and tight; no defects). Green hardcover with gilt spine titles. Book condition: Fine. Jacket condition: Near Fine (minor shelf rubbing, no chips or tears).

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23.
Sparkes, Brian  
A Fable of Centenary Year

Publisher: no pub no place n.d..
stapled soft cvoer, very good with a Foreword by Arthur Rowntree. The Fable was told tp Bootham School on Sunday Oct. 29th 1922

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24.
Stern, Simon editor  
LIFE AND FABLES OF AESOP A Selection from the Version of Sir RogerL'Estrange with Fifty-Three 15th Century Woodcut Illustrations
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Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company New York 1970.
First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. DJ price clipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 176 pages

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