Favorite Fables from Aesop
. Rand McNally & Company . Chicago
PZ8.2.A254 Win 1939 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I have three different versions of this book and will keep two copies of this first version in the collection. I believe that this Powell's copy and the copy from Dorothy Meyer may be the most original. The two show these features. They include copyright information at the bottom of the title-page. The first fable begins immediately on the verso of the title-page with a picture of CP and the text of CP on the facing page. The T of C is at the back of the book with these numbers on its verso: CS6-39 and 30-90. I believe that this Powell's copy may be the oldest, since it still retains its original price sticker proclaiming the cost of the book as $.10. All the copies proclaim that they are from The Aesop for Children of 1919 and that they are the edition of 1939. Both the Powell's and the Dorothy Meyer copies have flaws -- a separating binding and a taped T of C page, respectively -- and so I will keep both in the collection. The colored pictures are very good. The best among them are of the crab and its mother and of GA. It is strange to find so much variation in a simple book; it is also strange to have found the book three times in a short period after finding it only once in a long period.