Great Illustrated Aesop's Fables
. Baronet Books . NY
PZ8.2.G744 1994 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Does the fact that the cover and title page need to give examples indicate something? This seems to me to be an ultimate formula book. The two-page formula involves a story on the left, with a moral beneath it, and a full-page illustration on the right with a key phrase beneath it. The formula is repeated 118 times! (The first story inverts the two pages.) The art, produced in a quantity unusual in contemporary books, seems to me inferior. No T of C or AI. The grasshopper saw many grasshopper wings strewn about the entrance to a fox's hole (138). The ubiquity of morals gives an unusual contemporary chance to test them. I find the following very good: 6, 20, 22, 28, 32, 114, 156, 172, and 220. The following seem curious: 14, 46, 96, 190, and 202.