. Collins & Brother . NY
PA3855.E5 J36 1848c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This beautiful book with gilt-embossed green cover (FS) and spine is clearly in the family represented by the 1848/48? edition from Collins and Brother. It shares with that edition the limitation to more than fifty illustrations. They also have the same size and pagination. (The only other members of the family established by that number of illustrations are the two 1848/80 editions from Porter and Coates.) What this book adds to the Collins and Brother books includes two photographs. The first, just after the title-page and marked (c)1900 shows a painting by Leon Glaize depicting the arrival of Aesop at the house of Xanthus; it is new to me. I wish the engaging little figure of Aesop came out even clearer. The second, just before the list of illustrations, is of Velasquez' portrait of Aesop. Note the same cut in the type for 109 in this list of illustrations. The address of the publisher has changed. There is a frontispiece here of the dog invited to supper (repeated on 129); if it was in the 1848/48? edition, it has been lost there. See my comments there.