The Child's Picture Fable-Book In Easy Words mostly of one Syllable (pre-title page: The Children's Picture Fable Book)
. E.P. Dutton & Co. , George Routledge and Sons . London
PZ8.2.C44 1862 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book in excellent condition seems to represent a use of Weir's illustrations, which first appeared in The Children's Picture Fable-Book Containing One Hundred and Sixty Fables in 1860. See my copies dated 1860? and 1861 and 1862. This book has a larger page-format and only some fifty-eight fables. One of the sixty illustrations used there is not used here. As far as I can ascertain, the sixtieth, unused illustration is either BF (on 61 in the other editions) or the title-page's illustration of deer and faun. The illustrations here are excellent! The text is different from the text used in the other versions. Notice that Routledge had a whole series of one-syllable books. Other items in the series are listed facing the beginning T of C. The blue, black, and yellow cover puts one L-shaped section including two diverse scenes over another illustration. The result is both diffuse and confusing.