The Cat and the Birds and Other Fables by Aesop
Vernon Jones, V. S
. The British Library . London
PA3855.E5 V47 2014 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a sturdy, small (4¾ x 6¼), and handsome 69 page edition that uses Rackham's art well. Several of the strong illustrations are allowed to move outside the margins, like WS (8), WC (13); FC (19), and FK (22). The cover illustration of the cat as a house-calling doctor is nicely enhanced with blue coloring for his coat. This black-and-white illustration occurs again on 45. TMCM's conversation between the two mice makes for good endpapers.