More Fables of La Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
Marsh, Edward Howard (translator)
. William Heinemann Ltd. . London
PQ1811.E3 M36 1925b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a less expensive version of the signed, numbered first edition I found from John & Carole Ansley in New Zealand. This book has smaller margins and is thus perhaps .25 smaller in each dimension. It has a blue cloth cover with a title pasted in paper on the front cover and on the spine. Inside, it appears to be identical, with exception of the missing page number (88) on the final page. Here is what I wrote about the signed, numbered edition: Marsh had just published 'Forty-Two Fables of La Fontaine' in the same year with (Heinemann in England and?) Harper in the US. In the preface to the 1931 complete translation of La Fontaine in two volumes for Heinemann, he writes that he revised both of these earlier works for this more stringent task. That revision is clear in the very first ten lines of GA. It is of course a part of the treasure of this little 1925 book that it is a numbered copy of a limited first edition, signed by Marsh himself. The book joins others by Marsh in my collection besides the monumental 1931 work: a 1933 Heinemann reprinting of the two-volume 1931 work, now in one volume; Everyman's edition in 1952; and Marie Angel's lovely edition of some of the fables in 1979/81.