Griset, Ernest Henry
Rundell, J. B
. Boston: Lee and Shepard/NY: Charles T. Dillingham . Boston/NY ,
PA3855.E5 R9 1878 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book seems exactly identical, except for its cover, with the 1882 printing. As I note there, this printing is among the more serious Griset editions. It is also one of the few that names Rundell; others give only J.B.R. after the editor's preface or nothing at all. This expensive edition in good condition has the 266 original Rundell fables, the editor's preface, a list of illustrations, the ninety-three illustrations, and a closing AI. The page-edges are gilt all the way around. The striking cover puts together a golden water-spirit extending a golden axe to a frightened woodman; the title is intertwined with the trees and their branches. The illustration can be seen in reverse on 93.