. Cambridge University Press? (George Harrap?) , s.n.] . Cambridge ,
Aesop et al
PA3855.E5 L43 1936 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
Aesop et al
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This is an exceeding strange book. It has the basic marks of Bodemann #434.1, Gooden's classic edition of Aesop. But it lacks any Gooden illustrations beyond the excellent initials for each fable. Bodemann shows a title-page that includes a large circular portrait of Aesop; the only title-page here has merely Aesop's Fables. The publisher of the classic Gooden Aesop is Harrap in London; there is no indication of a publisher here. There is indication of a printer on the colophon page at the end of the book: Walter Lewis at the Cambridge University Press in 1936. That colophon also mentions the copper plates, which are not here. And it lists this as #176 of 525. I have long wanted to have a copy of Gooden's work, especially for the exquisite initials. In fact, I was long ago disappointed to learn that there are not many full-page engravings in this work. This copy on 15 lists twelve engravings including the title-page, and of course they are not here. There is the requisite AI. Viewers of this book might want to compare it with the Everyman reprint of 1992. Might the printer have made a mistake and failed to interleave Gooden's engravings, including the title-page, into this work?