Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 6
Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury
. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin . London and NY
CasGB 6 .
(cf. #342.3 )
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This British segment begins with Fable XL on 121 and ends with XLVII on 144. It is very well preserved, without odors and with almost no foxing. The full page illustrations, well rendered, are FG, "The Wolves and the Sheep," and "Philomel and Progne." Advertisements on the back cover include one for "Cassell's Christmas Annual for 1867," and so we have a date for this publication. Two of the advertisements on the back cover are for sewing machines. The inside back cover has a set of faces advertising Cassell's new "Popular Educator." Those in the top row represent success, while those underneath them, similar in many respects, show vices. Are we learning to recognize personalities from physical features?