Fables from Aesop
. Blackie & Son Ltd. . London/Glasgow
PA3855.E5 1964 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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Here is a small hardbound book the size of a traditional Penguin paperback, with one hundred and nine fables, perhaps fifteen to twenty of them illustrated in black-and-white with either a partial-page or a full-page illustration. I tried hard but in vain to locate a clear source for the versions. A couple of these tellings may have been inspired by V.S. Vernon Jones, but there does not seem to be a single text that provided or stimulated the versions here. Most of the illustrations seem quite expectable. The Lion, the Ass and the Fox (82) has a good full-page illustration. The fox stands before his one little chop, while the rest of the deer-prey lies nearby in sections, ready for the lion to take. I am surprised that I had not heard of this editioin earlier.