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SIXTY AMUSING AND INSTRUCTIVE FABLES, in French and English. Divided into sections, and the two Languges answering almost verbatim, for the greater Conveniency of Leaners. The Whole adorned with Cuts. Designed principally for Schools. The Fifth edition. Carefully Corrected and Improved. [Price 1s. 6d.] 1773.
Author (Aesop.)
Title SIXTY AMUSING AND INSTRUCTIVE FABLES, in French and English. Divided into sections, and the two Languges answering almost verbatim, for the greater Conveniency of Leaners. The Whole adorned with Cuts. Designed principally for Schools. The Fifth edition. Carefully Corrected and Improved. [Price 1s. 6d.]
Published London. E. Johnson…. 1773.
Stock Code 9675
Description (iv)+139+1pp. booklist. Illustrated with sixty wood engravings by at least two hands (monograms JE & WP). Original paper-covered boards. 18.7x11.5cm. Boards and spine a little soiled; else a very nice copy. Earlier editions were published under the title 'Amusing and instructive fables in French and English' From the preface: 'It was thought necessary to adorn these Fables with Cuts, as daily experience shews, that young People are fond of pictures; and that many Children, who would never look into books, were they unadorned, are thereby often allured, and invited to turn them over. The delight Cuts give to the eye, makes young People attend with pleasure to the explanation of them; and by this means they imbibe, at an age when they are most susceptible of impression, many solid and rational principles, which are of use ever after.
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