Aesop's Fables with Upwards of One Hundred and Fifty Emblematical Devices
. John Locken . Philadelphia
PA3855.E5 C7 1849 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This very little book (3¼ x 4½) reproduces almost exactly my 1839 and 1841 editions from Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, also in Philadelphia. It thus has 228 pages. This book has even smaller margins than those, and so it can--barely--contain the same printed area per page. The green cloth cover has a pleasant gold design of the owner ready to beat the ass in DLS, while the spine has a title and gold floral pattern. The back cover seems to have been embossed without gold with the same DLS design. I repeat some of my pertinent comments from the 1839 edition. One hundred and ten fables, each with a simple woodcut and many with a (sometimes generic) tailpiece. Apparently the first paragraph of Croxall's Application is taken in each case. T of C at the front. Thomas Beckman writes that the illustrations are probably by James Poupard, and they were initially used in a Philadelphia edition of 1802 by R. Aitkin. I wrote earlier about the 1839 edition that the illustrations had been copied or reproduced for an 1842 edition by John Locken in Philadelphia. Well, in a slightly later printing, here it is!