Three Hundred Aesop's Fables
Townsend, George Fyler (ed)
. George Routledge and Sons, Limited . London
PA3855.E5 T6 1885k (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is the fifth version I have found of this book by Routledge! It is closest to that listed under 1885?/90? but differs from it in several ways. The cover here presents an illustration in blue and orange of a young man sitting on a table and reading a book. If there ever was a frontispiece, it is gone. New York is not mentioned as one of the locations for Routledge. The format of this book (5 1/8 x 7 3/8) is slightly larger than the format of that red-covered book. While the title-page is typeset differently, the rest of the book appears to be done from the same plates as that book. The inside front-cover features a bookdealer's mark from K. Kawase, with plenty of Oriental script. The end-paper facing it has a nicely-designed chop mark. The fables are surrounded by the usual preface, life of Aesop, and list of illustrations before and AI after. Neither of these books seems to follow the pagination-scheme which Bodemann describes for the first edition in 1865.