Fables of La Fontaine, 6th ed., Vol. II
La Fontaine, Jean de
Wright, Elizur (translator)
. Tappan and Dennet . Boston
PQ1811.E3W6 1843b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A lovely small fancy edition, with marbled boards and gilt on spines. See my comment on Volume I for the surprising changes from the fourth edition. In this volume Party Strife is substituted for The Wives' Secret (8.6) and The Thrush and the Cat for The Husband, the Wife, and the Thief (9.15). The substitutions are marked in the alphabetical index for both volumes at the beginning of Volume I. The impression of the illustrations seems darker here than in the fourth edition; it is easier to read detail in the earlier edition. The two fancy volumes originally sold for the grand total of $1. The very last page contains someone's pencilled notes on a regimen for getting healthy!