My Nursery Tale Book
Patsy Scarry et al
. Golden Press: Western Publishing Co. . NY
PZ10.3.S287My 1961 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is my earliest version of this book. I have two other copies printed in 1970 and 1972. All three of these stem from the 1961 copyright. Earlier copyrights were in 1949 and 1954. This copy differs from the 1970 printing by using the blue page facing the title-page as a paste-down inside front cover. The same is true in the back of the book. Thus two nice illustrations are not included, as they are on the first page facing the blank inside cover and the corresponding last page facing the blank inside back cover: Pierre Bear reading a book (excerpted from the front cover's picture and the first picture in "Pierre Bear") and Duck sleeping in bed. As I wrote on the 1970 version, TMCM told by Patsy Scarry has a quaint flapper city mouse in its water colors. The picture of the cat discovering the two mice may be the best. This story adds a vacuum cleaner! The picture on the back cover has a dog never mentioned in the story! FC by the same author adds an elephant and a tiger to its cast of characters. Overall, I continue to believe that there is little special here for the lover of new and different understandings of fables. Inscribed in 1966.