Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable
. George Routledge & Sons . NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 1883 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book has the same text as the 1895 title mentioning the same author. However the order of the stories (about one hundred) and of the illustrators is different. This edition has a cock/dog frontispiece and a fox and leopard on the title page. The approximately ten dark full-page illustrations all look like Griset; at least one (159) is signed. Page 146 gives The Blind and the Lame. Page 9 presents the three foxes and grapes found in Golden Days (1903?). In 1997, I have now had a chance to read through Godolphin's texts critically, and I find them to tend toward drastic results. Thus the fox in the well dies, and the wolf eats the shepherd boy who had cried Wolf! Godolphin has excellent morals, often proverbial; sometimes the moral is in fact another fable. The second copy here is in better shape but has an anomaly. Through a printer's error, 5-8 come before the beginning T of C! I will keep it in the collection. The extra copy is inscribed in 1883, the good copy in 1885. Finding the extra copy thus made me change the date of this entry!