The Fables of Aesop and The Original Fables of La Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
Tilney, F. C
. London: J.M. Dent and Sons/NY: E.P. Dutton . London/NY
PA3855.E5 T5 1939 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This volume lets us see publishers at work. I have--under 1915?--this publisher's Aesop's Fables, which is included here almost without change. I have five different copies of The Original Fables of La Fontaine, which is again included almost without change. The second book begins pagination over and so keeps elements like the frontispiece and T of C which it had as an independent book. The frontispiece still has the erroneous left for leapt. Some of the book's curiosities include its author's name and its series. By the 1938 edition of the La Fontaine book, Frederick Colin had become F.C. and so it is here. The 1938 edition had also picked up a series title: Tales for Children from Many Lands. That series name persists here but is now augmented by Double Volumes. As often, the dust jacket changes the title from the title-page, here by omitting the world original. The back of the title-page for the La Fontaine section here suggests the book's history by mentioning first publication in this edition in 1913, a reprint in 1936, and reissue at a cheaper price in 1938, and a reprint in 1939. The corresponding section at the beginning of the book mentions only the first publication in this edition and gives 1939 as its date.