Aesop's Fables. An Anthology of the Fabulists of All Countries. Dutton spine
. London: J.M. Dent/NY: E.P. Dutton . London/NY ,
PA3855.E5 1913d (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The format of this book's cover is different from the three copies I have of the first printing. Like them, it has no printing date on the back of the title-page. All later printings seem to have such. It shares with them the anomaly of a pre-title page speaking of The Fabulists of All Time and a title-page speaking rather of The Fabulists of All Countries. Like them, it is printed by Richard Clay. I thus conclude that it is also a first printing. This copy has a red cloth cover with no markings on either front or back cover. Its spine puts a design around the title with an empty loop beneath it. At the spine's bottom is E.P. Dutton & Co. without any mention of Dent. The other first editions fill the spine with a floral pattern and mention both publishers. They also impress a symbol for J.M. Dent Sons, Ltd. into the front cover. This copy lacks the specific Everyman endpapers found in the other copies. I suspect that the present book was published in the USA by Dutton.