Fables of Aesop and Others. Translated into English. With Instructive Applications and a Print before each Fable
. Simon Probasco . Philadelphia
PA3855.E5 C7 1829 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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For a start on this little book, consult my comments on the 1804 and 1807 Mozley editions, from which this book seems to have been carefully copied. Like those two and my eleventh and seventeenth editions of Croxall's original work, this book has 329 pages for 196 fables. The usual Croxall elements are there--frontispiece of the writer with Aesop over his shoulder, preface, and AI before the fables and an index of themes after them. Missing, as generally in the USA, are the dedication to Halifax and the references in the preface to Britain. These are replaced here with references to America, and as in other American editions, British youth becomes charming youth. The illustrations here are all done in the oval within a rectangle format that Kirkall established for Croxall's work. Here they are of quite varied strength and quality. The front cover is separated.