Three Hundred Aesop's Fables
Townsend, George Fyler
. George Routledge and Sons . London and NY ,
PA3855.E5 T6 1885c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This lovely little book in fine condition is very close to the Townsend/Weir Three Hundred that I have put at 1885?/1895?, but there are several differences. Slightly smaller in its dimensions, this volume has a bright red and gold cover with one of Weir's illustrations (WC) featured in a banner. The cover identifies this series: Every Boy's Library. There is a fine colored frontispiece (unique among Weir's books?) of the goat on the roof above the wolf. The paper is high quality and the runs of the Weir illustrations are the best that I have seen. These two versions differ from my other Three Hundred versions by using only fifty of Weir's illustrations and acknowledging that he did them. List of illustrations at the front, AI at the back.