Aesop's Fables Accompanied by Many Hundred Proverbs and Moral Maxims Suited to the Subject of Each Fable
. P. Dixon Hardy . Dublin
PZ8.2.A254 1836 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A beautiful little book very nicely rebound in marbled boards. The title-page illustration is in the same family as that in the similar Thomas, Cowperthwait book of 1839. Here there are 105 fables; FM is missing at the end, which the T of C at the beginning announces as #106. The illustrations are primitive but very engaging. The best of them are The Old Man and Death (82) and The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (166). There are few tailpieces; what is that creature on 169? The short applications are not from Croxall. Since they seem to consist of several proverbs and or maxims, they supply what the title advertises-along with the additional saying under each illustration. Like the other books June had for me on this trip, this one represents a wonderful gift, especially treasured because it comes from her Irish collection.