Aesop's Fables, Complete and Unabridged
Jones, V.S. Vernon
. MacMillan . London
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This book is a reissue of a book published in 2014 by Collector's Library. It includes 284 numbered fables and so is a "complete and unabridged" copy of what was first published by Heinemann and by Doubleday in 1912. The hand-coloring is nicely done. For examples, notice the court scene on 136 and "The Bald Man and the Fly" on 152. Less well done are the illustrations already colored by Rackham. The small format (4" x 6¼"), brown titles, and lovely illustrations make this a very nice edition. The dust jacket has the smiling fox serving a very large platter to a stork on the front and, on the back, the fox emptying an amphora's last drop, with "Slow and steady wins the race" somewhat illogically above that illustration.