Aesop's Fables (with 16 colour plates and 8 sepia illustrations)
. Ward Lock & Co., Limited, . London
PZ8.2.A254 Wi 1924e (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I happened to notice this book on an ABE listing and did not remember the sepia illustrations. So I checked my book and saw that it seemed otherwise identical to the one being offered but had no sepia illustrations. Now as I have the two books before me, there are only a few subtle differences. Please see my notes there, under the same year, publisher, and title. The cover of the other book has a yellow box highlighting With 16 Colour Plates; this cover prints in orange 16 colour Plates and 8 Sepia Illustrations. Strangely, the pre-frontispiece page of either advertises The Sunshine Series, but one describes the series as Each with 16 Colour Plates while the other says Each with 16 Colour Plates and 8 Sepia Illustrations. The title-pages are identical except for this mention of the illustrations. The T of C has changed in two ways. First, the sepia illustrations are added and asterisked. Secondly, the pagination begins here on 11, not 7, and the plates are now counted in the pagination. This book thus finishes on 176, not 128. The sepia illustrations include The Donkey and the Lap-Dog (45), FG (68: I have seen this illustration somewhere colored), BC (95), The Boys and the Frogs (106), The Miser (117), The Widow and Her Little Maidens (128), The Dragon in the Moon (139), and The Tiger's Golden Bracelet (150). I like Rountree's colored work so much that I am less impressed by the sepia illustrations.