. Hurst & Company . NY
PZ8.2.F385 1895b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is almost the same as another from the same publisher with the same title, also listed under 1895? This book has the same curious suppression of mention of La Fontaine on the cover and title-page, and it maintains the same silence about Thornbury's translation and Doré's illustrations. Further, it has the same two pagination/numeration problems mentioned there. What should be Fable XXVI on 68-69 is rather CXLIII on 399-400. What should be the last fable, LXXX on 230-31 is CLXXXI on (525)-526. What then is different here? First, the front cover shows not WL but rather the wolf dressed as shepherd. Second, the back cover features a black-and-white illustration of two children with a doll-buggy. Third, there is no colored illustration before the frontispiece, though of course one may have fallen out or been removed. (I did find some dried flowers buried in the binding there!) This book is in better condition than that one. Again, the covers are boards joined by a canvas spine.