The Fables of Aesop and Others Translated Into English With Instructive Applications
. William P. Nimmo . Edinburgh
PA3855.E5 C7 1870b (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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How wonderful of Leon to find this for me on the web! It is yet another variation in the re-use of Croxall's translation of 1722. This one uses the plates used in the J.B.L. & Co. edition that I have listed under 1880? This book is the same size, about 4 x 5¾. It retains the colored FG frontispiece, but it lacks the black-and-white illustrations interleaved in that edition. After it finishes the fables, as that edition had, on 216, it adds the usual Croxall Index of virtues and qualities (not found in the J.B.L. copy I have) and then, without previous announcement, Moral and Entertaining Anecdotes through 288. There are also twelve pages of advertisements for Nimmo's books. Inscribed in 1874. The cover is green cloth with gold embossing, now taped crudely in several ways. A lovely gift!