. Ward Lock & Co., . London
PA3855.E5 1910f (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is another little book with plenty of curiosities. It was done by Ward, Lock, & Company about the same time that they did a larger-format book with, apparently, the same texts and the same eight full-page colored illustrations by Arthur Cooke. In that book they also had abundant black-and-white illustrations by Harrison Weir. Here, as there, Cooke's illustrations include LM, TH, DM, DS, BF, FG, The Kid and the Wolf, and DLS. They are slightly smaller proportionally here than in that Weir edition, which I have listed under 1910? Though Cooke is not mentioned on the title-page or in any other text, he signs each of the illustrations. There is neither preface nor T of C nor AI here. There are 95 pages in a book of smallish format (4¼ x 6). FG is reproduced in full color on the front cover. A sampling shows the texts to be identical, but I cannot match them with any standard translation that I know. There is something unusual about one of the colored illustrations here. This edition labels the second-last of the illustrations The Kid and the Wolf (64), while the Weir edition calls it The Lamb and the Wolf (206). The page-reference there is to the story of the lamb that fled for refuge to a temple (207). The picture fits that story well, since one sees a small animal safe in a building above the wolf. The title-reference here is to the story of the kid who dances before he will die (69). This story does not fit the illustration at all. The Lamb and the Wolf, which would fit with this picture, occurs 26 pages later on 90. If I had seen this book on a bookseller's shelf, I would have guessed that I already had it.