Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable.
. Hurst & Company . NY
PZ8.2.A254 1890b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I have spent lots of time with this curious, overpriced book. Its cover presents several good Aesopic images. Its text plates, including T of C, ninety-nine fables, and their pagination, are identical with those in the 1883? edition of Godolphin by Routledge. The tailpieces offered by Routledge on 90, 95, and 174 have been dropped. The six illustrations are terribly executed on this edition's cheap paper: WL (20), OF (28), FWT (36), the nurse and the wolf (114), DM (126), and the blind and the lame (144). I have found five of the six illustrations in other Griset editions (1880, 1893, and 1895). I can find OF nowhere, if indeed that is the story which this proud frog represents. Unfortunately, this is the one illustration without title! Notice that the illustration for The Nurse and the Wolf contains Griset's monkey family, while Godolphin's text speaks only of humans. There is some crayoning inside the spine and on the end-papers. This edition brings to five the number of publishers I have who used Godolphin's text.