The Fables of Aesop
. Macmillan Company . NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 Jac 1945 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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This book has strong similarities to the first printing in its lovely black vine-and-leaf pattern stamped onto its red cover (but not spine). This edition lacks the gold lettering found there on cover and spine--and found also in the 1929 blue-covered copy. With the 1937 reprint this edition shares the gaudy coloring of the frontispiece (a red fox and yellow grass!). This edition also has a handy list on the back of its title-page of the sixteen reprintings of the first edition through 1929 and of the twelve reprintings of the 1930 new edition. The runs of the illustrations are very good. The back of the Jacobs's page advertises The MacMillan Children's Classics and assigns Aesop's fables to ages 4-6.