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19717 The Little Esop.

The Little Esop. (Aesop)

A charming little book with each verse or story illustrated by a clear woodcut. Although there is no authorship attributed, given the date, the publishers were probably involved. Aesop "became and instructor, and conveyed his lessons of life and manners in the simple and entertaining form of fables; or incidents and dialogues, supposed chiefly amongst the beasts and birds. If these animals could really speak, perhaps we should find them complaining of injustice at having such follies imputed to them; and if there were an Esop amongst them, he might give us THEIR thoughts of US, and so produce the most instructive and amusing book of fables in the world." The Little ... Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim's Progress, etc also published at this time.

$85.00

 

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Ethel Hays, illus. Folio.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Ethel Hays, illus.

The town mouse changes her outfits frequently and tries to show her country cousin a good time. Marvellous bright colours in this large version of Hays' book. Hays' animals have some of the wit and irony of Felix Lorioux, although her people do not. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

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$20.00

 

The Fables of Aesop and Others, with designs on wood by Bewick.

The Fables of Aesop and Others, with designs on wood.

One of several reproductions of children's books from the early 1800's published at the turn of the last century, very nicely made with good paper and clear engravings.

$50.00

 

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