. Ward Lock & Co., . London
PA3855.E5 1910e (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book with Arthur Cooke's colored illustration of LM in a circle on its red cover is only my second Ward, Lock publication of Weir's work. It is smaller in format and thinner in inches but not in page count than that book, which is unusual for having Harper's at the base of its spine. This book has, other than that cover picture, only one other illustration by Arthur Cooke, namely DS as a colored frontispiece. These are the only two books in the collection with Cooke's work. The title-page here places Ward, Lock and Company in London and Melbourne but not--as in the other edition--in Toronto. This copy is inscribed in 1920. It has thinner margins, but it reproduces the illustrations in the same size. In fact, the books share the same pagination and thus, apparently, the same plates. The run of the illustrations tends to the less distinct here. Like the other edition, this has the usual 114 engravings, duly tabulated in the list of illustrations at the front. It has the usual preface and life before that. It appears to be a standard Weir edition.