Aesop's Fables, with 100 Illustrations
. J.B. Lippincott . London ,
PZ8.2.A254 Op 1917 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book represents a major find, for which I am strongly indebted to Mary. This copy got me going on a major project, and I found Opper worthy of careful analysis. See my extensive comments on the first edition (1916). Here I will mention how this second edition differs. It lacks the colored frontispiece of DLS. It drops one fable, The Bitch and Her Whelps (on 155 there) and rearranges twenty-two others. Eleven of them shift position slightly, and eleven others come from the end of the first edition and fill in along the way in the second edition. Apparently, editors filled in gaps along the way. The result is that the first edition ended on 320, while the second ends on 312. The colored frontispiece of DLS is missing here. Pages 100-101 there presented a colored first stage on the left page and a black-and-white second stage of FC on the right page, both without text on their pages. Then followed, on 102, the text of FC. By contrast, in the second edition both illustrations are colored and both are accompanied by text on their pages. I notice that at least one set of illustrations is reduced in size from the first to the second edition: the two for The Fox and the Goat on 86. This book is in better condition than the earlier edition. Thank you, Mary!