. The Spiral Press . NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 Fr 1964 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Nine fables listed in a beginning T of C: FG, The Ant and the Fly, The Bear and the Bees, The Lion and the Goat, WC, WL, The Daw with Borrowed Feathers, The Clock and the Dial, and FC. Printed on Goyu paper from the original blocks. Each page is folded over so that it is printed on just one side. Typical Frasconi work. The grasping fox of FG is outstanding. The Bear and the Bees presents two large masses with a few random bees in the open spaces; a huge mass of bees attacks the huge mass of the bear. I think there may have been some confusion about The Lion and the Goat. The illustration shows a lion looking up a cliff at a goat. The text is about the two of them coming at the same time to a fountain on a hot day and preparing to fight--until they see vultures overhead. These vultures are nowhere to be seen in the woodcut. WC's illustration shows typical Frasconi angularity and physicality. The scrawny, plucked daw is in a lower corner wonderfully overshadowed by the beautiful peacocks. The crow of FC practically throws the cheese down to the vigilant wily fox below. Very nice work!