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FABLES OF AESOP

By AESOP

DETMOLD, E. (DETMOLD,EDWARD)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton 1909. Thick folio (10 1/4 X 12 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, spine toned, a few marks on rear cover, one corner crease, top edge gilt, bookplate of Sir Francis Carruthers Gould, VG+. LIMITED TO 750 NUMBERED LARGE PAPER COPIES, THIS DOES NOT HAVE THE LIMITATION PAGE WHICH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY DETMOLD. The original watercolor is executed on parchment 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" and is signed. A delightful baby chick is seated on a lily pad, looking at a yellow tulip. Featuring 25 of the most magnificent tipped-in color plates, printed on high quality paper. This is a special copy of a beautifully produced and illustrated book. This limited edition has 2 EXTRA COLOR PLATES NOT FOUND IN THE TRADE EDITION.

$3250.00

BIG BOOK OF FABLES
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BIG BOOK OF FABLES

By AESOP

ROBINSON, CHARLES. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. BIG BOOK OF FABLES edited by Walter Jerrold. London / Glasgow and New York: Blackie & Son, Boston: H.M. Caldwell 1912. Thick 4to (8x10"), red cloth with elaborate gilt pictorial design on cover and spine, top edge gilt, curved stain on rear cover and 3 marks on front cover (not really offensive but present), VG and bright. 1st U.S. edition. 100's of fables of Aesop, La Fontaine and Bidpai, lavishly and profusely illustrated by Robinson with 28 color plates, 100 black and white plates, plus numerous smaller black and whites throughout the text. One of the best book of fables and demonstrating the broad range of Robinson's talent.

$725.00

REYNARD THE FOX & OTHER FABLES
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REYNARD THE FOX & OTHER FABLES

By LA FONTAINE

RAE, JOHN. FABLES. REYNARD THE FOX & OTHER FABLES adapted from the French of La Fontaine by W.T. Larned. Joliet: Volland (1925). 8vo (6 x 9 1/8"), pictorial boards, slight bit of rubbing else Fine in pictorial box with light rubbing. 1st edition of this VOLLAND NATURE CHILDREN BOOK (no other printings listed). Beautifully illustrated by JOHN RAE with pictorial endpapers and many rich color illustrations throughout the text.

$350.00

FABLES
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FABLES

By STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

HERMAN, E.R.. STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. FABLES. NY: Charles Scribner 1914. 4to (8 x 10 3/4"), maroon gilt decorative cloth, top edge gilt, 83p., light edge wear, VG-Fine. 1st edition. A most striking edition of this continuation of Stevenson's Treasure Island, this is illustrated by E.R. HERMAN with 20 unusual black and white plates with printed tissue guards in a style somewhere between Beardsley and Bradley. Printed on heavy coated sheets, each illustration is detailed and quite fabulous. Also featuring great pictorial initials and text decorations.

$200.00

TOBY TORTOISE AND THE HARE
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TOBY TORTOISE AND THE HARE

By DISNEY

DISNEY. DISNEY,WALT. TOBY TORTOISE AND THE HARE. (Hollywood: Walt Disney 1938). Folio (9 1/2 x 12 1/4"), pictorial linen-like wraps, some cover soil and rubbing, occasional finger mark, overall VG. Disney's adaptation of an Aesop's Fable, brightly illustrated in color on every page by the Disney Studios. A somewhat scarce Disney title.

$125.00

ROMAN DE RENARD
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ROMAN DE RENARD

By LARRIEU, ODETTE

LORIOUX, FELIX. (LORIOUX,FELIX)illus. ROMAN DE RENARD by Odette Larrieu. Paris: Hachette (1925). 4to (8 x 9 1/2"), decorative cloth, pictorial paste-on, 166p., top edge gilt, light wear and soil, near fine. The story of Reynard the fox is illustrated by Lorioux with 12 wonderful color plates and a profusion of silhouettes throughout the text. Quite an uncommon Lorioux title.

$600.00

FABLES FOR THE FRIVOLOUS
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FABLES FOR THE FRIVOLOUS

By CARRYL, GUY WETMORE

NEWELL, PETER. (NEWELL,PETER)illus. FABLES FOR THE FRIVOLOUS With Apologies to La Fontaine by Guy Carryl Wetmore. NY: Harper & Bros. 1899 (1898). 6 x 9", red gilt decorative cloth, top edge gilt, light wear, near fine. Clever fables in verse, illustrated by Newell with 6 great b&w plates and featuring a magnificent decorative binding. (BAL 2777).

$150.00

DOCTOR COYOTE: A NATIVE AMERICAN AESOP'S FABLES
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DOCTOR COYOTE: A NATIVE AMERICAN AESOP'S FABLES

By AESOP

WATSON, WENDY. FABLES. DOCTOR COYOTE: A NATIVE AMERICAN AESOP'S FABLES retold by John Bierhorst. NY: Macmillan (1987). 8 1/4 x 10 1/4", cloth backed boards, as new in as new dust wrapper. 1st edition, 1st printing with 1-10 code. Retold from an Aztec manuscript written when an early copy of Aesop found its way to the Aztecs who made the coyote the main character. Wonderful color illustrations by Wendy Watson.

$35.00

FABLES DE LA FONTAINE
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FABLES DE LA FONTAINE

By LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE

LORIOUX, FELIX. (LORIOUX,FELIX)illus. FABLES DE LA FONTAINE. Paris: Hachette, no date, circa 1929. 9 3/4 x 12 3/4", cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, edges and spine worn some else tight and VG condition. One of the most marvelous and imaginative editions of these fables, this is illustrated by FELIX LORIOUX in bold, full color on every page with his wonderful humanized insects and animals and with a few lines of text for each illustration. Full of humor and fancy and beautifully printed.

$450.00

VASNI
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VASNI

By KRILOV

RACHEV, E.. RUSSIAN. (RACHEVA) VASNI by Krilov. Moscow / Leningrad: Detizdat 1939. 5 x 7 5/8", pictorial wraps, a few dog ears, VG. Illustrated with color cover and with black and white lithos on every page E. Racheva. See Leveque: Dictionnaire for other.

$85.00

AESOP'S FABLES
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AESOP'S FABLES

By AESOP

RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. AESOP'S FABLES with a new translation by V.S. Vernon Jones and intro by G.K. Chesterton. London: William Heinemann 1912. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, small area of cover darkened as is not uncommon with this title, endpapers (plain) foxed, else tight and internally near Fine. First edition. LIMITED TO 1450 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Featuring 13 fabulous tipped-in color plates on brown paper with lettered guards and with 53 fine black and white drawings that bring these fables to life. The black and whites are enhanced by being printed on such high quality paper and are superior to those in the trade edition. Laid in is the Leicester Gallery flier advertising the Rackham exhibit of these illustrations. A great edition of Aesop.

$2750.00

FABLES OF AESOP
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FABLES OF AESOP

By AESOP

DETMOLD. (DETMOLD,EDMUND)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Thick 4to (8 1/4 x 10 3/4"), pictorial cloth stamped in colors, a FINE COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BOX (box VG with some soil, rubbing and flaps repaired). 1st edition, presumable second issue with no gilt on cover and plain endpapers. More than 250 fables are illustrated by Detmold with 23 utterly magnificent tipped in colored plates mounted on heavy stock, plus black and whites in-text. This is a great copy, rarely found with the box.

$1650.00

FABLES OF LA FONTAINE
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FABLES OF LA FONTAINE

By LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE

MOVEABLE. (FABLES) FABLES OF LA FONTAINE by Jean de la Fontaine. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, no date, circa 1880. 4to (9 x 11 1/2") cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge wear and few minor mends at tabs else VG+. Featuring 6 wonderful moveable plates in full color featuring humanized animals to accompany the fables. By pulling the tab, several pieces move at once.

$875.00

FUNNY FOLK FABLES
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FUNNY FOLK FABLES

POINTER, PRISCILLA. FABLES. FUNNY FOLK FABLES. Springfield, MA: McLoughlin Brothers 1936. Folio (9 1/2 x 14 1/2"), pictorial card covers, slight cover creasing else VG+. Original fables with morals like the Pig In the Parlor, The Bees and the Drones, The Raven and the Cock are presented in large type. Illustrated by Priscilla Pointer with 11 incredible full page color illustrations and with smaller black and whites in text. A most uncommon title and a great 1930's picture book.

$225.00

FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE FOLKS
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FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE FOLKS

By LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE

RAE, JOHN. FABLES. FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Jean de la Fontaine. Chicago: Volland (1918), no additional printings. 8vo (6 x 9 1/8"), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHERS BOX (box shows light wear). A VOLLAND NATURE CHILDREN BOOK, this is beautifully illustrated in color by JOHN RAE to accompany fables in rhyme adapted from La Fontaine by W.T. Larned. A beautiful copy.

$375.00

FABLES OF AESOP
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FABLES OF AESOP

By AESOP

BENNETT, CHARLES. (BENNETT,CHARLES)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1875. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), blue cloth stamped in black and gold, spine ends sl. frayed and binding leaning a bit else VG+. First published in 1857, this second edition of Bennett's tour de force contains 24 (including title) very fine and fabulous color wood engraved plates of humanized animals engraved by Swain. As well as illustrating the book, Bennett also retold the text of the 22 fables. Quayle (Early Children's Books p.217) says it "contains some of Bennett's finest and most vigorous work." Quayle notes that Bennett (1829-1867) had a short career which was terminated by consumption but his books were "extremely popular, most passing though several editions." See also Early Children's Books and Their illustrators by Gottlieb (from the Pierpont Morgan Library) who list it as a notable edition of Aesop.

$850.00

REYNARD THE FOX IN SOUTH AFRICA; OR, HOTTENTOT FABLES AND TALES
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REYNARD THE FOX IN SOUTH AFRICA; OR, HOTTENTOT FABLES AND TALES

By BLEEK, GEORGE

BLACK INTEREST. (AFRICA) REYNARD THE FOX IN SOUTH AFRICA; OR HOTTENTOT FABLES AND TALES trans. from original manuscripts in the library of Sir George Grey by W.H.I. Bleek. London: Trubner 1864. 8vo, green cloth, xxxi, 94 p. + ads, Fine. 1st edition. 42 fables divided into eight sections such as Tortoise fables, Jackal fables, Lion fables, Sun and Moon fables, Household tales, Heitsi Eibip and other legends - all translated from the original native African Hottentot. In a most informative and lengthy preface by the translator, it is noted that "children...whose taste has not been spoiled by the poison of over-exciting reading, will always be amused by the quaintly expressed moral lessons..." An unusual and fascinating book in excellent condition.

$275.00

REYNARD THE FOX & OTHER FABLES
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REYNARD THE FOX & OTHER FABLES

By LA FONTAINE

RAE, JOHN. FABLES. REYNARD THE FOX & OTHER FABLES adapted from the French of La Fontaine by W.T. Larned. Joliet: Volland (1925, no additional printings). Small 4to, pictorial boards, inscription on half-title else near fine. 1st ed. of thise VOLLAND NATURE CHILDREN BOOK. Beautifully illustrated by JOHN RAE with pictorial endpapers and many rich color illustrations throughout the text.

$250.00

AESOP'S FABLES

By AESOP

PINKNEY, JERRY. AESOP. AESOP'S FABLES. NY: SeaStar Books (2000). 4to, cloth backed boards, new in dw. 1st ed. 60 fables accompanied by stunning full color illustrations by Jerry Pinkmey who also selected and retold the fables.

$30.00

FONTAINE'S FABLES

By LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE

LORIOUX, FELIX. (LORIOUX,FELIX)illus. FONTAINE'S FABLES. Whitman: Racine 1934. Folio, cloth backed pict. bds, edges worn and some cover soil else tight and VG. One of the most marvelous and imaginative editions of these fables, this is illustrated by FELIX LORIOUX in bold, full color and in line with his wonderful humanized insects and animals and with a few lines of text for each illustrations. Full of humor and style and beautifully printed. Containing: The Town Rat & The Country Rat, The Grasshopper & The Ant, The Wolf & The Lamb, The Crow & The Fox, The Fox & The Stork and The Heron.

$225.00

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