Aesop's Fables: The Holland Edition of 1659
. The Halford Sauce Company . Boston
PA3855.E5 1897d (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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As often happens, something I had never seen before has reappeared within six months. And as often happens, I thought I was buying a second copy of exactly the same booklet I already had. It turns out that this is the 1897 version of a booklet done in 1880. See my comments there. This booklet is the same shape (4½ x 5¾) as the earlier booklet, but this has only 32 pages instead of the 64 there. The Battle of the Frogs and Mice has been dropped, along with ten fables. Thus there are now twenty-eight fables, on 5 through 32. Several fables have moved: The Boaster (6), The Thief and His Mother (12), The Fox and the Goat (16), and The Woman and Her Maids (18). One of the fables dropped is The Aethiop (old 18). While all other page layouts change, the fable layouts change in only one respect: advertisements that had been included inside the frame around fable texts have been removed. I enjoy the moral as articulated for The Woman and the Wolf: The moral is apparent.