A Collection of Fables, For the Instruction and Amusement of Little Misses and Masters, Adorned with Cuts
. Printed by J. Kendrew Colliergate, . York
PZ8.2.C86 1820 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A very small (4 x 2½) pamphlet with loose cover (the paper is the same consistency as that of the pages). Twenty-two fables with small rectangular cuts. I am surprised that my favorite The Old Ape and her Cubs is the first fable. Other fables include some surprises: The Boys and the Frogs, The Ape and the Cat, The Horse and the Stag, The Peacock and Jackdaw, The Fox and the Hen, The Boy and the Beggar (new to me), DS, The Waggoner and Hercules, The Man and the Forest, The Fox and the Crab, The Dog and the Bee (new to me), The Ant and the Fly, FC, Mercury and the Tortoise, The Cock and the Diamond, The King-fisher and the Sparrow, The Dove, The Sensitive Plant and the Thistle, The Two Bees, The Farmer and the Stag (the pointing fable usually done with a woodsman and a smaller animal), and The Snail and the Statue (without an illustration, new to me). The texts for the first sixteen are in verse. The print is sometimes hard to read under a fine kind of dust that seems to have gathered on the book. Try brushing its pages!