Williams, A. P
. G. Bell and Sons Ltd., . London
PZ8.2.A254 Wm 1925 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a slightly changed reprinting of the original from 1913. Like it, it is a clean copy with good illustrations. The changes come in two areas. I will describe them and then include the pertinent remarks from that comment. That pamphlet has four pages of advertising at its beginning, including an advertisement for the work itself that mentions a frontispiece; the irony is that the frontispiece is not there. This work lacks the advertisements but has the frontispiece, The Dog and the Sheep. Like the earlier printing, this is a sturdy little pamphlet with canvas wrapping. Twenty fables, each marked as a lesson, and a farewell. The sentences are numbered and indented. The illustrations are quite clear and in good condition. I recognize but cannot place them; they are not from Tenniel or Weir. Check The Goat in the Well (#3) and DM (#8) as typical illustrations. SW (#1) lacks the element of a bet and tells the story in the poorer fashion besides. New to me is the fox in the well being lectured by the wolf (#5). The morals are curious in this book. Almost all are negative. Typical are #10, Do not be vain like the crow, and #15, Do not be vain like the ass or you may suffer for it. The cat playing dead (#4) shows that you may not get rid of a bad name. #16 and #17 are one fable (The Lark and Her Young).