Selections from Aesop's Fables Illustrated with Reproductions of Fifteenth Century Woodcuts
. A. Colish . [New York]
PA3855.E5 1988 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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This is perhaps an unusual fine edition in that it does not tell where its publisher has his press. The texts of the forty-nine fables seem to be based, at least in part, on James' version of the fables. There are some twenty-one illustrations, all taken from the Ulm Aesop. Besides eighteen matched with individual fables, there are illustrations on the frontispiece, title-page, and second title-page. Like the titles of individual fables, the illustrations are done in red. They are careful and appealing. The paper is Strathmore Pastelle. With lovely print, sharp illustrations, and strong paper, this is a very pretty book. The extra copy, which has a smudge on its cover, is inscribed For Royal---my favorite young printer! Thanks for all your help. Love, Julia. May, 1991.