Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 8
Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury
. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin . London and NY
CasGB 8 .
(cf. #342.3 )
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This British segment begins with Fable LIV on 169 and ends with LIX on 192. It is well preserved, without odors and with almost no foxing. The full page illustrations, well rendered, are "The Monkey and the Dolphin," "The Miser Who Lost His Treasure," and "The Eye of the Master." The companion of the chagrined miser looks very much like Sancho Panza -- and seems just as happy! The back cover includes an advertisement for Florence Sewing Machine Company, which proclaims its having won an award at the Paris Exposition, July, 1867. The inside back cover announces a Cassell commentary on the Bible: "No. 1 and Part I. will appear early in 1868." I thus date this segment to 1867. There is an insert: "The New Seamstress: A Tale with a Moral." Four pages of single spaced text advertising! The inside front cover advertises Cassell's Christmas Annual for 1867: that fact confirms the date of publication for this segment.