. Washington Square: David McKay Company . Philadelphia
PZ8.2.A254 1921 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I had seen too many reproductions of Fry's work. This early (first?) edition, sitting on the shelf at Bonifant, shows how good her work is in color and black-and-white. The latter offer their own witty commentary on the story, as when Cupid weeps over the cut rose of the lion's love (19). There should be eight full-page colored illustrations in all. From the good copy, the last (FG, 127) is missing; from the extra copy The Tortoise and the Eagle (75) is missing, and King Stork (58) is loose and damaged. The Ass and his Master (24) is the best of the colored pieces, I believe. T of C at the end. The book has a red cover with a paper paste-down repeating the illustration of FG; in fact this illustration is remarkable because it features a ladder.