The Hare and the Tortoise
. Frederick Warne & Co., Kronheim & Co. . London
PZ8.2.H37 1895 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a very large (10½ x 9) pamphlet whose binding has been stitched. The backs of both text and illustration pages are not printed. Six magnificent full-page Kronheim chromolithographs grace these pages. A long story (subtitled New Version) is told apparently by a father to some children, as we learn in the last paragraph, when young Frank tells papa not to offer a moral since we know all about that. Tortums the tortoise says to Tibby, the braggart hare, If nobody else will race you, I will, for two miles. Many animals accompany Tortums along the path, even tiptoeing past the sleeping hare. The tiptoeing was particularly difficult for Tiggy, the sow! As seems typical, there is a large list of Warne's available publications on the back cover. Is Kronheim & Co. listed as printer rather than publisher?