. Collins & Brother . NY ,
PA3855.E5 J36 1848j (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Beautiful embossed covers; some staining on pages; weak binding. Browned paper hurts the illustrations. Not the original James/Tenniel edition published by John Murray in London and including over one hundred illustrations, but Lindseth gives a date of 1848 for this edition. Compare with my other 1848/48? editions: this book uses the same plates but is smaller, and it does not gild the embossed cover. The publishing firm somehow either included or excluded a brother! The address is also changed. Among the best illustrations: The Dog Invited to Supper (129), The Ass and His Driver (145), DLS (173), and The Old Woman and Her Maids (196). The illustrations are better in the (later?) Porter and Coates Alta edition, which uses the same plates after the title page. Both of these have only two of the six plates for MSA.