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Les fabulistes populaires. Illustrés par Bertall [pseud.]

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

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 bio-bibliographical note, ranging from two or three lines to a quarter page: Together these notes amount to a rudimentary BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE MINOR FRENCH FABULISTS circa 1530 - 1851, documenting some 140 fable-books in all. The editor inserts five of his own fables as well, explaining that 'Après avoir réuni les matériaux du présent recueil, il doit s'excuser d'y avoir inséré les fables suivantes, qui le déparent peut-être, mais qui ont l'avantage d'être inédites'. The whole work is prefaced by an essay on the history of the fable genre. The illustrator was Charles Albert d'Arnould (1820-1882), known as 'Bertall'. ¶ VERY SCARCE: Only one copy is recorded in the French union catalogue (CCFr); and only one other copy is known in America. ||| Caption-title. Series: Panthéon populaire illustré, 4ème série, no. 50. Collation: In 8s (301 x 213 mm): 24 leaves, paginated [1] 2-48. Two columns. Half-page wood-engraved headpiece and 18 wood-engraved illustrations after 'Bertall' by Best, Hotelin et Régnier. Binding: Bound ninth in a sammelband of twelve 'éditions populaires illustrées' dated 1850-51 or undated. Contemporary quarter dark-brown morocco, spine lettered 'Mélanges' in gilt and stamped in blind, black boards, marbled endpapers, red headbands, all edges trimmed & plain, binder's waste dated January 1856. ||| References: OCLC 14135706 (UCLA only); RLIN. Not in McKenzie or Carlson. See also Witkowski Les éditions populaires illustrées, 1848-1870 (1997). ||| Provenance: (1) Descotes(?); (2) Société des Missionnaires Diocésains, Pont d'Ain (near Lyon); (3) François Couderette, of Paris. Condition: Rubbed, shaken. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon / Rare Books & Manuscripts, as below..

$4000.00

Okalluktuak okalluktuarkossiutitdlo sissamat [= En fortaelling og fire fabler]. J. M. P. Kragh-ib kattersugei nuktigeilo. [A tale and four fables. Selected and translated by J. M. P. Kragh]

By Kragh, Jens Michael Peter, 1820-

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 (GREENLANDIC) AND DANISH PROSE. The Kalatdlisut text was originally printed at Godthab (Nuuk, Greenland) in 1860. The present edition comprises a facsimile of the Godthab edition (pages [i]-[18]), together with a modern Danish translation by Frederik Nielsen (pages [19-32]). One of 1,200 copies. The author was the son of Peter Kragh (1794-1883), the famous Greenland missionary and translator of numerous Biblical and devotional texts 1822 &c. The younger Kragh was himself a missionary at Upernavik 1849-58; apart from the present work, he contributed to a volume of meteorological observations made in Greenland. While not uncommon in libraries, this edition seems to be quite scarce in the trade. -- Series: Gronlandsk bogskat. -- Reference: OCLC 35684741. .

$250.00

Fablos, contes, epitros et autros pouesios prouvencalos [Fables, tales, epistles, and other Provencal poems]

By Diouloufet, Jean Joseph Marius, 1771-1840

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 200 COPIES, printed for friends of the author and fans of 'lo gai saber'--ie, the Troubadour aesthetic. (The allusion here is to the Consistori del Gai Saber, a literary school or circle established at Toulouse in 1323, which codified Troubadour versification and fostered Troubadour-revival poetry slams.) -- Known for his numerous and charming poems and songs, the author was born at Eguilles, a commune about six miles northwest of Aix, on 19 September 1771. He taught for some years at Eguilles, and then married the owner of a silkworm-farm at Rognes. He moved afterwards to Aix, where he served as the town's assistant librarian and briefly as librarian; but he was relieved of his duties during the Revolution of 1830, presumably for political reasons. Diouloufet died of a violent apoplexy on 19 May 1840. His most famous work was Leis magnans: Pouemo didactique, en quatre chants (The silkworms: A didactic poem in four cantos) 1819. *** Collation: 8vo (217 x 141 mm UNTRIMMED): 258 leaves, paginated [i-ix] x-xxxix [xl-xliv], [1] 2-464 [465-472]. Illustration: Two lithographed plates (only, of five) by Marius Reinaud (1795-1868), wood-engraved vignette on title. Binding: ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS, plain laid pastedowns. References: Brunet ii 1148; OCLC 6950736 (Cleveland, Harvard). Condition: Scattered foxing, page-numbers 343-44 punched through, two quires somewhat browned as usual; the wrappers sympathetically rebacked, a bit of the upper foredge skillfully restored; withal A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY..

$2600.00

Fábulas. [Por] El Pensador Mexicano [y otros]. Selección y notas de María de Pina. Decimo septima edición

By Pina, María de, comp

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 notices. (Series: Sepan cuantos, no. 16.). Pictorial wrappers. A very good copy.. In 16s (220 x 137 mm). Pp. [viii], 293, [294-322].

$32.00

The book of fables: A representative selection from fable literature. Selected and edited by Frederic Taber Cooper

By Cooper, Frederic Taber, ed

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.

$48.00

Esope. Eingeleitet und herausgegeben nach der Edition von 1486 von Beate Hecker

By Aesop.) Macho, Julien, tr

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 model, the history of the text, and Macho and his translation of Aesop, with a bibliography of 152 primary and secondary works. Index of fables, pages 284-88. Dissertation (PhD), Universität Hamburg, 1982. (Series: Hamburger Romanistische Dissertationen, 20.)   ||| Collation: 210 x 147 mm: Pp. cxiii, 288, [1]. Photo-offset from typescript original. Facsimiles.  Binding: Printed wrappers.  Condition: Very good, lower wrapper slightly stained.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.   < NB: This edition occurs in two issues, of unknown priority: (1) the present 'seminar issue', with two-line imprint on page [iii], page [iv] blank, bastard-title "Esope" on page [v], and pages [289-90] blank; and (2) a 'dissertation issue', with one-line imprint "Hamburg 1982" on page [iii], Hecker's advisers' names and examination-date "25. Januar 1982" on page [iv], an additional title (with two-line imprint) on page [v], and Hecker's vita on page [289], verso blank. A copy of the latter issue, slightly stained, fetched $120 in July 2000. >.

$120.00