Old Friends in a New Dress or Select Fables of Aesop in Verse.
. London: Smith, Elder, and Co. Glasgow: Chalmers and Collins. . Lond/Glasgow ,
PZ8.2.O42 1826 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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126 fables on 235 pages, followed by more than twenty pages of advertisements. In fact, the text itself is preceded and followed by commendations of an earlier edition of the book. I have tried the first three fables. I find them good, simple and unadorned in the words of the introduction. The introduction points to one of the special features of this work much commended by its praisers: the moral is included in the fable, lest little people obtain the story without the benefit arising from it. Newly and beautifully bound. The cover is stamped: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. The frontispiece is engraved by J.F. Sharpe showing ten overlapping images of fables.