The Fables of Aesop
. JBL & Co. . [Philadelphia
PA3855.E5 C7 1880 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a curious little book without title-page. It contains Croxall's dedication, preface, and usual AI in addition to all the fables with their longish applications, but it lacks the index to the morals at the end. The book includes one colored frontispiece and six black-and-white full-page engravings, apparently etched by a J.M. Corner. The illustrations are all in a pattern that might best be described as an archway door. They are DS (23); FC (26, a curious black-and-white repetition of the colored frontispiece; it lacks the etcher's signature); GGE (78); Mercury and the Woodman (130, now separated); TH (178); and The Goat and the Vine (190). This edition retains Britain in the preface. It has the modern s and has taken away Croxall's frequent capital letters for nouns. The 196 fables finish on 216. One learns only from the spine that the publisher is J.B.L. & Co.