Aesop's Fables Complete
. J.B. Lippincott and Co. . Philadelphia
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With this book, there are now three identical books in the collection. Lippincott changes the year of publication on the title-page with each succeeding year, and so Lippincott's editions of 1858, 1866 here, and 1868 are identical. Like the other two, this is a small-format James version of 203 fables on 208 pages, including a final AI. This is the best of the three, though there is some penciling on various pages. I believe that all three are more properly Wolf/Tenniel editions, since I think the reworked illustrations were already done in 1851. As I have noted before, it is thus ironical to keep printing James' introduction, as it thanks Tenniel. The very first illustration, FG (23) is difficult to decipher.