Fables from Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts

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Les fabulistes populaires. Illustrés par Bertall [pseud.]

by La Bédollière, Émile de, 1812-1883, editor

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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts
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1860
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Paris: Gustave Barba, 1860 ¶ A SCARCE AND VERY VALUABLE COMPILATION comprising 232 moral fables in French verse, selected from the works of 127 fabulists other than La Fontaine and INCLUDING A FABLE ATTRIBUTED TO NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE, said to have been composed by him as a schoolboy at Brienne-le-Château. Each fabulist's work here is prefaced by a short… Read more
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Rungsted Kyst (Denmark): Anders Nyborg, 1973 In 8s (179 x 103 mm): Pp (pi)[i-vi], [i-ii], [1] 2-17 [18-32]. (Leaf [1]1 is laid down; pages [i-iii] are blank.) Publisher's patterned boards (suggesting bearspaw-prints), brown spine unlettered, plain wove lower endpapers, no headbands, all edges trimmed and plain. *** ONLY EDITION IN ANY EUROPEAN LANGUAGE; INCLUDING FOUR MORAL FABLES IN KALATDLISUT… Read more
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Aix-en-Provence: H. Gaudibert, 1829 *** ONLY EDITION; CONTAINING NINETY-EIGHT FABLES IN PROVENCAL (OCCITAN) VERSE glossed in French, together with a verse prologue celebrating La Fontaine and a long introductory essay in French on the Provencal language. The latter was written originally for an etymological dictionary whose publication had been delayed and which was, in fact, never published. ONE OF ONLY… Read more
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Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa s.a., 1994 -- "A veritable wealth of texts" (Carlson): 148 verse fables by the Mexican fabulists José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi ("El Pensador Mexicano", 1776-1827) and José Rosas Moreno (1838-1883); and 275 fables by Aesop and Phedrus (in Spanish prose) and by La Fontaine, Ruiz, Iriarte, Samaniego, Arenal, Hartzenbusch, and Campoamor (in Spanish verse); with short biographical… Read more
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New York: The Hampton publishing company -- "Apparently a scarce book" (Carlson), this is an attractive but undated reprint (circa 1942-45) of An argosy of fables (New York 1921); with six color halftone plates after Paul Bransom.. Brown cloth, pictorial label. A very good copy.. In 8s (235 x 181 mm). Pp. xvi, 275.
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Hamburg: Romanisches Seminar der Universitaet Hamburg, 1982     ¶ A critical edition of Julien Macho's fifteenth-century version of Aesop in Middle French; based on the first complete edition, Lyon: Mathias Huss, 9 April 1486 (GW 370). Hecker's introduction discusses Steinhöwel's Aesop and its diffusion, early printing in Lyon, Julien Macho as editor and translator, the French Aesop and its editions, the woodcuts and their… Read more
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