The Fables of Aesop Selected and Told Anew
. DeWolfe Fiske & Co., . Boston
PZ8.2.A254 Jac 1910 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is yet another reprinting of Jacobs and Heighway. This book (5¼ x 6¾) adds several features that I think I have not yet found in a Jacobs/Heighway edition. First it uses the curious phrase Profusely Illustrated on the cover but nowhere else. Second, it is in a series The Favorite Library; the list of books in this library is presented on the verso of the title-page. Third, this edition includes nothing else in addition to the fables, which start on the next page with The Jay and the Peacock and end on 176 with And this is the end of Aesop's Fables. Hurrah! Thus there are no introductory essays, and there is neither T of C nor AI. Fourth, this edition includes four lovely colored pictures that I have seen before as a set, but not--I believe--in a Jacobs/Heighway edition. These are: WL (frontispiece); WC (16); TB (65); and FC (80). I believe that I have seen them before in larger format. Fifth, I am not sure that I have ever seen an edition whose title-page mentions pictures by Richard Heighway and Others. Heighway's black-and-white illustrations are well done here.