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PZ8.2.A254 San 1995 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This edition is smaller in page-size than Santore's 1988 edition. It presents not the twenty-four fables that each received a lavish illustration there, but rather eighty-two fables. Some of these are not illustrated at all. Others use details from the large TH foldout of 1988 or other large illustrations then. Some of these are repeated (11 and 58, e.g., and 52 and 61) and one is even reversed (27 and 46). This edition's illustration for TH is a cut-and-paste job from the last edition's large foldout. Two of the three pages of the old foldout are used respectively for the front and rear end-papers and their facing pages here. The color-work here is surprisingly good for an inexpensive edition. The text seems to be a modification of the same text used then. Morals are now added. The editor's note on the text, the foreword, the acknowledgement, and the dedication are all dropped. Nina Rosenstein has written a new introduction including the remark that in 300 B.C., the fables of Aesop were written down for the first time, by a Greek politician (10). My, Santore has got himself good mileage out of his 1988 illustrations!