Old Friends and New Friends: Tales, Fables, and Emblems, in Prose and Verse
Dulcken, H. W
. London: Frederick Warne and Co.; NY: Scribner, Welford, and Armstrong . London/NY ,
PN6110.C4 D85 1880 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a fat little book, 6 x 7¼. The body of the book starts off well with a full version of MSA, including six strong illustrations, the last of them a full page in size. Other stories along the way include MM, The Man and the Snake, The Valorous Hare, The Wolf and the Shepherd, BS, BW, GGE, The Boy and the Nettle, and The Boy and the Filberts. Those fables and other stories that appear here may have been chosen principally for their propensity to point focused morals. There are four strong images for The Animals in Council (57). The images tend overall to be strong and dramatic. This tends to be a pious book; notice the prayers on 307 and 309. The spine is starting to give way. This book has the smell of having been in a musty place.