Aesop's Fables for the Instruction and Improvement of Youth
. John McGowan , Printed by John M'Gowan . London
PZ8.2.A254 1838 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is one of the fattest little (4¼ x 5½) books I have. It is really two volumes bound together, both dated to the same year on their title pages. Each volume has a T of C at its beginning. The first volume has one hundred and ten fables on 263 pages. The second has one hundred and fifty fables on 311 pages. A quick check finds the fables and applications from Croxall. The frequent black-and-white illustrations are very well done and are surprisingly numerous. Fifteen of the first thirty fables are illustrated, for example. In this group, I find particularly good the illustrations of WSC (28) and of the hunted beaver (50). The fold-out frontispiece has lost some of its furthest extension. This is a remarkable little treasure!