Aesop's Fables (with 30 colour plates)
. Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd. . London
PZ8.2.A254 Wi 1924b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I thought I had exhausted Ward and Lock's publications of Rountree's work with the editions that included forty-eight and sixteen illustrations, respectively. Wrong again! I have compared this work with the one containing forty-eight illustrations. See my comments there on Rountree's work. This volume is remarkably similar. The T of C is exactly the same, but the page numbers have changed, and the number of colored-plate indications in parentheses after the titles has dropped from forty-eight to thirty. Now the plates are listed as facing a given page and are not themselves paginated. The printer is now the Whitefriars Press. The frontispiece here is The Traveler and the Ass, whereas it had been The Castle of King Eagle in the more heavily illustrated edition. That edition had the series name of Prince Charming on an advertisement on the back of the pre-title-page. At the same place now we have an advertisement for many books with thirty illustrations, labeled as a group Charming Colour Books for Children. Now have I come to the end of Ward & Lock editions of Rountree?