The Fables of Aesop. Complete, with Text Based upon Croxall, La Fontaine and L'Estrange.
La Fontaine, Jean de,
Rundell, J. B
. A.L. Burt Company . NY
PA3855.E5 1910j (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Compared to an adjacent listing from the same publisher, this edition has a different spine layout, cover color (red, not green), series, and frontispiece (WC from Billinghurst, unacknowledged). As does that other Burt edition, it adds Heighway's work to the frequently used JBR text marked by a preface ascribed to JBR and often including an extra set of fables, here beginning on 198 and not including any illustrations. Other editions using the JBR text include: Cassell (1893/93?), Arlington (1899?), Lupton (1901?), Lupton (1902?), and Homewood (1930?). Arlington lacks the JBR initials; Homewood lacks the preface altogether. I have noticed this time that this text has the beaver biting off his tail, not his testicles (69)! It is also the first time that I have noticed Heighway's unusually strong depiction of The Envious Man and the Covetous (84, Avaricious and Envious in standard Jacobs/Heighway editions). I originally dated this book 1920? This copy is, however, inscribed in 1914, and so I changed my guess to 1910?