The Little Esop
. Philadelphia: Smith and Peck; New Haven: Durrie and Peck . Philadelphia/New Haven
PZ8.2.A254 1844 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A wonderful little treasure. The paper is stained, but the book is otherwise in great shape. The best illustrations are The Stag and His Horns (29) and LM (45). In versions different from the usual, the mouse gets into the granary and gets fatter, while the weasel comments (52), and the eagle makes true the turtle's lying prophecy about food hidden in a cave. King Crane is as fond of frogs as a Frenchman! There is some delightful hedging on morals, e.g., Don't relax too much! (43).