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AESOP'S FABLES (ISBN: 1853261289), Aesop
1 AESOP'S FABLES (ISBN: 1853261289) Aesop
Wordsworth Classics 1996 0140621288 / 9780140621280 Reprint Paperback As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Arthur Rackham 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 0 13517 
Price: 14.05 USD
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AESOP'S FABLES: IN A NEW TRANSLATION FOR MODERN READERS, Aesop
2 AESOP'S FABLES: IN A NEW TRANSLATION FOR MODERN READERS Aesop
Mount Vernon NY Peter Pauper Press, [1941] Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Watson, Aldren 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 20 brown and green illustrations. Brown cloth over plaid backed boards. ; 0 29099 
Price: 32.85 USD
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FABLES BY MR. JOHN GAY, Gay, John
3 FABLES BY MR. JOHN GAY Gay, John
NY White and Allen ca1900 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; Becorative brown and gilt cloth over patterned boards. ND but circa late 1800's. Bookplate of Jospehine L Thompson, some scattered light foxing to front matter. ; 0 33520 
Price: 46.95 USD
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FABLES BY THE LATE MR. JOHN GAY [SIGNED BY ARTIST, SLIPCASE], Gay, John
4 FABLES BY THE LATE MR. JOHN GAY [SIGNED BY ARTIST, SLIPCASE] Gay, John
Barre, MA The Imprint Society 1970 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gillian Lewis 
B/w and red; Fine copy in fine slipcase. 7 x11". ; 0 36665 
Price: 47.00 USD
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FABLES OF LA FOUNTAINE, TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH [ 2 VOLS ILLUSTRATED]35204, Trans by Elizure Wright Jn.
5 FABLES OF LA FOUNTAINE, TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH [ 2 VOLS ILLUSTRATED]35204 Trans by Elizure Wright Jn.
Boston Taipan and Dennet 1843 Fourth Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 247; 288 pages; Vol II 288pp, possibly lacking last leaf. Contents occasional stains, frequent illustrated cuts. Cotents generally Good or better. "Bavarian State library of incunabula produced in vats Zerkall in 350 numbered in editions of the print shop heidelberg winter in years 1931"; 0 33082 
Price: 93.95 USD
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HISTORY AND FABLES OF AESOP [WOODCUTS], [Aesop] translated and Printed by William Caxton 1484
6 HISTORY AND FABLES OF AESOP [WOODCUTS] [Aesop] translated and Printed by William Caxton 1484
Scolar, 1976 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Short 4to; 292 pages; Reproduced in facsimile from the copy at the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, with an introduction by Edward Hodnett. Beige cloth w/ leather spine label; near fine, bookplate on front pastedown. #175 of 500. Provenance- Harold Berliner, colored book plate. ; 0 34340 
Price: 258.50 USD
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LA FONTAINE SELECTED FABLES, Jean De La Fontaine and Alexander Calder
7 LA FONTAINE SELECTED FABLES Jean De La Fontaine and Alexander Calder
NY George Braziller 1957 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 9.25 x 12.25". Fine dj in brodart. ; 0 36668 
Price: 47.00 USD
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OUVRES COMPLETES DE LA FONTAINE, TOME PREMIER  (Fables of La Fontaine: Volume 1 of Two Volumes), La Fontaine
8 OUVRES COMPLETES DE LA FONTAINE, TOME PREMIER (Fables of La Fontaine: Volume 1 of Two Volumes) La Fontaine
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
French Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ouvres completes de la fontaine, tome premier, published in two volumes, 708pp with index, average foxing , original hardbound in leatherette cloth with gilt spine. Very early printing if not the first. A sound and tight copy which is unusually clean. French language fables. This work came from the well known collection of the Bayard family in Delaware. They have played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's. They are related by marriage to the Dodd family of Dodd Mead & Company Publishers. ; 0 7427 
Price: 46.72 USD
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TWENTY FOUR FABLES OF AESOP AND OTHER EMINENT MYTHOLOGISTS, L'Estrange, Sir Roger translator
9 TWENTY FOUR FABLES OF AESOP AND OTHER EMINENT MYTHOLOGISTS L'Estrange, Sir Roger translator
German Language E. P. Dutton & Company , Inc. 1920 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Illustrated with etchings by Marcus Gheeraerts the elder. 7.5 x 10.5". Alid in partial DJ lacking spine. ; 0 36667 
Price: 23.45 USD
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