Aesop's Fables. An Anthology of the Fabulists of All Countries.
. London: J.M. Dent/NY: E.P. Dutton . London/NY
PA3855.E5 1913c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Now I have worked my way back to a first printing of this classic! In keeping with previous annotations on this book, I will mention the distinguishing marks of the next printing (1918) as opposed to this one. The 1918 printing will add a number in the series (#657); it will add Toronto on the title-page, and it will change printers from Richard Clay to The Temple Press in Letchworth. I had hoped as I travelled to London that I would happen across a first printing of this book somewhere. I mentioned it on my second-to-last day there as I moved into Ripping Yarns. He said that they did not have it but that it should not prove too difficult to find. As he was talking, the book almost fell off the shelf into my hands! As has frequently happened, after long searching for a first copy, I have now found a second and then a third copy quickly. By the way, the first page with print (perhaps a pre-title-page?) has Aesop's Fables: An Anthology of the Fabulists of All Time while the title-page has Aesop's Fables, an Anthology of the Fabulists of all Countries.