Aesop's Fables: For the Instruction and Improvement of Youth, Volume 2
. J. Clements . London
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I consider this small-format (4¼" x 5¼") book quite a bargain! It presents Fables #111 through #260 on 311 pages. The fables are numbered with Roman numerals at the top of each page. Each of the 49 full-page unpaginated black-and-white illustrations is marked with its fable's Roman numeral. Though perhaps uninspired, these illustrations are clear, pointed, and well preserved. Good examples may be Aesop criticizing the practice of giving a dog a sop of the blood from the wound he has created (49) and the monkey who put on fashionable clothing (255). Each fable has a rather lengthy "application." Though these do not stretch to Croxall's length, I suspect him as a source. Later fables get, I believe, into more and more non-Aesopic matter. Not in Bodemann.