The Little Esop
. Philadelphia: Loomis and Peck. New Haven: Durrie and Peck . Philadelphia/New Haven
PZ8.2.A254 1848 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Florence's affection for this beautiful little book is touching and well founded. It is a little treasure that she did not want to let go! In the frontispiece, a seated Aesop holds a book before two children. The very first fable, FG, notes that a fox would be more likely in a henhouse than in a vineyard, but then states that we must allow Aesop to tell the fable his way, and does so in verse. Many of the fables are in verse, either whole or in part. Every fable receives a full-page illustration, captioned and blank-backed; most texts are two pages in length. Some foxing.