Selections from Aesop's Fables [On cover: Select Fables.]
Bates, Clara Doty
. Pictorial Literature Society . London
PZ8.2.A254 Se 1884c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is almost identical with one already listed under this date and publisher. See my comments there. How is it different? It has lost the loose endpapers at both ends matching the inside front and back covers, respectively. It drops the strange advertisements for Wells & Coverly Clothiers. On the front of the frontispiece-page, where that copy had simply Selected Fables, this book features, of all things, Heighway's pre-title page for his edition of 1894 with Jacobs! Where the back of the Contents page there had been blank, here it has Heighway's two scenes of FS embellished with a heavy border. Text-boxes for the fables there were curiously grayed. Here they have no background color. The last story, FK, is completely lost here. Like all the copies of this book that I have seen, this book is fragile and wounded.