The Fables of Aesop
. Schocken Books . NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 Jac 1966a (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is an almost exact reproduction of another in the collection, dated 1894/1979. This version was printed in 1982 and is listed as a sixth printing. The curious feature of the book is that the line on its cover has been simply removed: Schocken Books / $3.95. I suspect that this printing is intermediate between the 1979 fifth printing, which sold for $3.95, and the 1987 printing, which sold for $7.95. Why would they admit the price of the former and the latter but omit it here? As I mention concerning the 1979 printing, in 1966 Schocken published both hardbound and paperback editions of the Aesop by Jacobs and Heighway. The cover illustration has changed since the 1976 printing of the paperback. It now features Heighway's WC. As I mentioned a propos of the 1966 hardbound copy, this may be the best single simple edition of Aesop that I know. Like the hardbound and the earlier paperback copy, this printing presents the engravings quite crisply.