Christmas Sports and Other Stories
. Brown, Bazin, & Co . Boston
PZ6.C55 1855 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I noticed this companion when I found Fables in Verse in the same set. My reason for enjoying this book is that it uses two fable illustrations--one already used in that volume--to illustrate items here that have nothing to do with fables. Thus Bringing in the May Pole (10) occasions a reference to oxen who draw the May pole; facing that reference is the illustration of OF used on 35 of the other volume. Similarly The Dance of the Milk-Maids (14) includes for some reason the illustration of MM (17), and of course there is no reason to have here an image of a distraught maid with her milk on the ground! Sleuths may want to pin down the writing on the sign behind the maid in this illustration. It was not easy to get the Renaissance owner to agree to my buying just two books from a larger set. Now a year later, I still see the remaining books remarked in price sitting on the shelf.