Twelve Fables from Aesop from the Translation of Sir Robert [sic] L'Estrange 1692
. West of England College of Art . [S.l.]
PA3855.E5 L43 1947 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a rare find. I doubt that many copies were printed of this large-format book. It is in very good condition. Not in Bodemann. There are eight strong colored illustrations here; each fable seems to get two illustrations, of which at least one is done in black-and-white. Two of the most suggestive illustrations belong to LM. My favorite is for TMCM: two mice hug each other in fear under a chair. The illustrations for Two Travellers and a Bag of Money are modern in subject and approach; the theft takes place in a subway or rail station. It is embarrassing, I think, that a class project like this makes a key mistake in the title of the book on the title-page.