Fables from Aesop
. Blackie & Son Ltd. . London & Glasgow
PZ8.2.K564 1920 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a book I almost missed. It looks familiar. Even after I received it, I thought it must be a copy of something I already have. Its front cover features a pasted colored illustration of a peacock with a crane soaring into the air. The same picture, the only colored illustration inside the book, is the frontispiece, signed by Allan Carter. There is an AI at the front of the book. I count one hundred and fourteen fables on 128 pages. Many of the twenty-five black-and-white illustrations, half-page and full-page, are also signed by Carter. Among the best of these is FK (14). The extra copies have different colored cloth on their covers--tan and green rather than gray--and the McEwan copy has a simple design for endpapers rather than the bow-and-ribbon design of the other two. The McEwan copy was inscribed in 1937. I will keep all three in the collection.