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PA3855.E5 1913a (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I am delighted at last to get an early Everyman edition. Compare this edition with that of 1913/42. There are surprising little changes, though the body of the introduction, the fables presented, and their pagination remain the same. These copies have a different cover material and imprinted design, a different spine design, and an elaborate frontispiece-and-title-page layout, including a quotation from Shakespeare. They do not title the bibliography as such. Some of the changes in the 1942 edition come, of course, from wartime restrictions. Perhaps most interestingly, the very first page of print here says Aesop's Fables: An Anthology of the Fabulists of All Time. In 1942 it will say The Fables of Aesop and Others: An Anthology of the Fabulists of All Countries. See my remarks on the 1942 and 1980 printings.