...you might want to have a browse around the recently launched World Digital Library. It really is an amazing resource!
Take a look at this treasure, for example:
It's a copy of the fables of La Fontaine - in French from the mid 1800's.
There's even a 15th century copy of Aesop's Fables - with Romulus as compiler, believe it or not.
You can read these and all the other goodies online or download them as images or PDF files. I don't have time to fully explore the site, but I look forward to doing so on my return. Let me know what you think!
P.S. I heard about the site at Caustic Cover Critic here. Thanks JRSM for the link! (Caveat emptor: watch his language...)