The Fables of Aesop in Words of One Syllable.
. Henry Altemus Co. . Philadelphia
PZ8.2.A254 1900a (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
MetadataShow full item record
This book is a triumph of pirating! The very first story, WL, comes straight from Godolphin. Note that Altemus has used the same text in The Fables of Aesop (1899), both in and outside the Altemus' Young People's Library series. As to the illustrations, we get a lovely colored version of Doré's The Hares and the Frogs on the cover. Inside there is plenty of Billinghurst and Weir, with some Heighway. I have just checked ten illustrations of which I was unsure; nine are from Weir, and the tenth seems to be in his style (SW, 103). Of course no one is acknowledged. Very good condition. Cloth cover is blue. Inscribed in 1906.