Uncle Frank's Select Fables for Good Boys and Girls IV: The Ant and the Caterpillar
. Wm. H. Murphy . NY
UF 4 .
PZ8.2.W55Unc (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The cover reads Uncle Frank's Fables for Children: The Ant and the Caterpillar. Fourth of six volumes (listed on the back cover), with pages numbered here surprisingly from 103-36. Twenty-one fables. The organizing principle seems to be the illustration on every right hand page. Small fables are filled in to complete the left-hand pages before each right hand page starts anew. The illustrations, apparently after Bewick, are fine. I find four fables that are new to me: The Sun and the Vapour (117), The Discontented Bee (125), The Splenetic Traveller (131), and The Beggar and His Dog (133). Good condition. I am surprised that I have now been able to put together good copies of four of the six volumes in this very fragile set.