The Fables of Aesop
Townsend, George Fyler,
. Frederick Warne and Co. . London
PA3855.E5 C7 1866b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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One of two very curious books sent together; compare it with The Fables of Aesop from Warne in 1866. This edition adds fifty fables but no illustrations to the 110 fables there; it also mentions l'Estrange with Croxall and L. Valentine with Townsend. This edition in a bright blue cover with The Prize Library on its front has a badly damaged binding. See my notes on the other edition for the basic 110 texts. Where do l'Estrange and Valentine fit in? Are the extra fables perhaps taken from l'Estrange and their morals and applications done by Valentine? I did a brief check on the texts here and in the 1992 Knopf/Everyman edition that uses l'Estrange's text. The two sample fables I chose, Mercury and the Carpenter and The Crow and the Mussel, show very close similarities to each other in the narrative text but none in the moral or application/reflection. It could be that either edition has adapted l'Estrange. Here is some work to pursue when I get a good l'Estrange edition!