The Fables of Aesop with 75 Illustrations (Cover: Aesop's Fables Profusely Illustrated)
. Homewood Publishing Co. . Chicago
PZ8.2.A254 1920d (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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I am proud and delighted that I was able to find two parallels for this strange book. In fact, it uses the same plates as an edition by W.B. Conkey that I have also assigned to 1920? The cover of that book featured a strange paste-on illustration of The Fox and the Goat. This edition by Homewood features FK on its cover in three colors on cloth-covered boards. The front cover is loose. I will repeat several comments from there: A fascinating melange in a cheap book for kids. The seventy-five illustrations are stolen from Billinghurst. The top of the T of C page (5) is stolen from Heighway. The tellings seem mostly from the familiar JBR version. In fact, this book follows the pattern set by The Fables of Aesop (1900?) put out by Charles E. Graham & Co.