Aesop's Fables: 30 Fables from Thomas Bewick's Works, Volume IV (Memorial Edition).
Long, Chester Clayton
. Workshop of Letterio Calapai . Glencoe, Ill
PA3855.E5 B4 1973b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Excellent prints from the original blocks of The Fables of Aesop (1818). The title's reference to Volume IV is apparently to Thomas Ward's five-volume memorial edition of Bewick's works, published in 1885-7. The best of this set of illustrations include FK (VIII), The Thief and the Boy (XII), The Drunken Husband (XVI), The Eagle and the Fox (XXIV), and The Lion, the Wolf, and the Dog (XXX). The couplets seem perfunctory to me. Do not miss the good print of Bewick's homage to his predecessors as frontispiece in the booklet accompanying the prints. A very nice find at the end of a weekend where I mostly came up dry.