Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from Original Sources
. Henry T. Coates . Philadelphia
PA3855.E5 J36 1848f (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is interiorly identical with an edition I have listed under 1848/1880? and purchased from Laurie. Its differences from that volume include slightly smaller pages, poorer printing, the change from Porter and Coates to Henry T. Coates & Co. and especially two features of its spine and cover. First, the spine lists Winston at its bottom. Might this be the John C. Winston Company of Chicago? If it is, what is this name doing on a book published by Coates? Second, there is a picture on the cover of a noble woman standing before trees looking left with her elbow on a pillar and her body draped in heavy clothing. What might she have to do with Aesop's Fables? If it is any clue, there are acorns presented on the cover and spine, which is embossed with several leafy-branch patterns. The mysteries of collecting continue!