Fables of La Fontaine, 4th ed.
La Fontaine, Jean de
Wright, Elizur (translator)
. Sanborn Carter & Bazin, . Boston
PQ1811.E3 W6 1856 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The plates here are those of my sixth edition Tappan and Dennet from 1843, with larger margins and a double line framing each page. See my comments there. I have no idea what Fourth Edition means on the title-page here, unless this publisher had already published three earlier editions; this book is distinctly different from Tappan and Dennet's fourth edition of 1843. This thick volume puts both of the sixth-edition Tappan volumes under one cover. In curious fashion, the pagination begins anew after 248, but it starts--appropriately for the second volume of a two volume work--not with 1 but with 3. These engravings are exactly the same as those but they are indistinct in the printing.