Aesop's Fables Complete
. J.B. Lippincott . Philadelphia
PA3855.E5 J36 1868 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Complete indeed! Here in small format is James' version of 203 fables so often found with Tenniel's illustrations. These are not the Tenniel illustrations (though they seem to imitate Tenniel, e.g., on 147), nor apparently are they identical with those in Child's Own Fable Book (1848/1870?), which also uses James' text. One may thus be surprised to read in the introduction of James' thanks to Tenniel! That introduction contains excellent comments on the tradition and on James' eclecticism. AI at the back. There has been some coloring by young hands. A great, well-used example of Aesop in the second half of the nineteenth century.