. The Halford Sauce Company , published for the proprietors [The Halford Sauce Co.] . Boston
PA3855.E5 1880b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A booklet like this shows one of the main reasons why I work on this collection. Aesop shows up in the strangest places! The preface bills this delightful sixty-four page booklet as a free translation of the Greek and Latin edition of Aesop's Fables, published at Amsterdam, Holland, in the year 1659, together with Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice, embodied in the same volume, and translated by Mr. Pope. The edition pointed to is not listed in Bodemann 1998, but seems to be in the family represented there under #65; it includes editions in 1626, 1649, 1653, 1672. Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice, in three books including six cuts, is found on 44-64. Pages 5 through 43 are given to a fable each (except for Mercury and the Woodchoppers, which occupies 42-43), with a single cut and an explicit separate moral for each fable. Thus there is a total of thirty-eight fables. The cover image of Aesop with a ring of animals dancing around him is classic. I cannot find the texts in my text-bank. Several infrequent fables show up here, e.g. The Fisherman (5), The Dog and the Meat-Cook (12), and The Sick Raven (22). The lions' faces are unsuccessful, e.g. on 20 and 21. The advertisement on the inside of the back cover proclaims Halford Leicestershire Table Sauce. The Most Perfect Relish of the Day. An absolute Remedy for Dyspepsia. Invaluable to all Good Cooks. A Nutritious Combination for Children. Invaluable for Soups, Hashes, Cold Meats, and Entrées. Wow!