Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 10
Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury
. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin . London and NY
CasGB 10 .
(cf. #342.3 )
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This British segment begins with Fable LXIX on 217 and ends with LXXV on 240. It is well preserved, without odors and with almost no foxing. The interior of the fascicule has become free of the jacket. The full-page illustrations include "The Woodman and Mercury" and "The Little Fish and the Fisherman." The first insert here offers "Answers to Correspondents" about Willcox and Gibbs sewing machines. The first insert in the back opens with a multicolored picture of Epps's Cocoa. A second insert shows a comely woman and advertises "Clenfield Starch." How does she represent starch? A curiosity of this addition is a Cassell publication advertised on the inside back cover: "Galbraith and Haughton's Scientific Manuals." These scientific manuals cover such things as arithmetic, plane trigonometry, hydrostatics, tides, the steam engine, algebra, natural philosophy, and natural history. "Pain Killer" continues to advertise regularly.