Fables for Little Folks
. Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. , . New York/London/Paris
PZ8.2.A254 1902 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This little pamphlet-like booklet with cardboard covers and untearable linen pages almost replicates a booklet from Raphael Tuck & Sons for which I have guessed a date of 1905. But a good deal is different in the book. The cover is not itself linen and it rearranges several elements, including the placement of Untearable Linen and the coloring, along the branch of a tree, of Father Tuck's 'Little Pets' Series. This cover adds Printed in Germany. In fact, the linen here has the feel of cardboard! The colored illustrations actually come out much better on this surface than on the linen. The plates are the same, but the ink for text has changed from brown to green. The final contrast is that I paid over $50 less for this book! The booklet contains several inscriptions dating it to 1902, 1904, and 1948. Let me adapt the comments I made there. Fourteen fables, generally about two to a page. Each has one illustration, either green-and-white (the same green as the print) or colored. DM happens to have both. FC's colored picture is the front cover. Besides the cover, there are four pages of colored illustrations. The only new story element I find here is that the hare finds the tortoise dozing at the finish line! I love the old colored pictures here, especially the FC on the cover and BC.