. David McKay Company . Philadelphia
PZ8.2.A254 Vre 1914b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is the presumed first American edition. I have the 1914 Tuck edition from England, which seems identical except for the cover. This is a lovely book. It has twelve beautiful colored illustrations, among which The Stag and Its Reflection and WC are the best. A copious set of black-and-white illustrations, too, including those around the beginning list of colored illustrations and the ending AI. A beauty! Like the extra copy of my Tuck printing, this has advertisements at the end of the book. Not in Bodemann, Hobbs, or McKendry. My favorite private collector's first copy seems to be a 1932 Coker edition, though, as I say just below, that may be a different book.. Ash and Higton give 1914 as the date for the BC image that they use on 19 in Aesop's Fables (1990). That image appears here on 108. Tuck also did a six-illustration version, using the same plates. I have it listed here under 1918?. It is thinner. The seller here estimates a date of 1910. Noble did other work on Aesop later, typically in two rectangular segments on one page. Ash and Higton give a date of 1921 for that work, also titled Aesop's Fables. I have copies of that work from Coker, Crowell, and Harrap.