The Fables of Aesop
Townsend, George Fyler,
. Readers Library Publishing Company , The Readers Library Publishing Co., Ltd . London
PA3855.E5 C7 1932 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a strange find from a strange place. I had presumed for a long time that this was a duplicate of a book I already had. Closer inspection seems to indicate otherwise. It has an unusual colored pictorial cover of FG. The title-page continues With Applications, Morals, etc. by the Rev. G.F. Townsend and L. Valentine. That phrasing is familiar from other editions. Indeed, this edition acknowledges Warne and Company, and I have an edition of theirs for which I have guessed a date of 1866. The beginning T of C lists 160 numbered fables on some 253 pages. The back cover is an advertisement for Nestle's Chocolate. Dating this book has not been easy. Its printer, Greycaine Book Manufacturing Company, is reported to have begun by about 1908. There are advertisements on the web for various similar publications of The Readers Juvenile Library. One such for #4 in the series was dated 1928.