. Running Press . Philadelphia
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Here is the first of three extra copies of this book, this one of the pre-printing. Excellent versions of fourteen well chosen fables. TMCM includes bothersome cricket noise, bubble gum on the sidewalk, and seafood restaurants. Overspending because of the eggs drives the owner of the golden goose to need quick cash. The crow assesses the pitcher problem thoughtfully. The Bull and the Bullfrog -- how clever! The dog wants to scare the other, stupid-looking dog into dropping his meat, which looks almost as good as his own. I have four different versions of this book. The first version -- Copy A -- has no line of printing numbers (9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) on the verso of the title-page. The same page invites purchases of books from the publisher with an additional $1 for shipping and handling. The flaps of the dust-jacket have texts on Aesop and fables. The enlarged back flap is all white. Copy B presents itself as a first printing on the verso of the title-page. The same page invites requests for books from the publisher with an additional $2.50 for shipping and handling. The outside portions of the flaps of the dust-jacket are blank and olive green. Copy C is identical but presents itself as a second printing. Copy D is identical but presents itself as a fifth printing.