. Colorgravure Publications . Melbourne, Australia
PA3855.E5 1955c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Eighty-four fables with pleasant black-and-white cartoons. Aesop, with a crutch, appears frequently in five or six repeated poses after fables. There are several good, pithy morals here, e.g. for The Angler and the Little Fish: A man in a tight corner makes many promises (49) and for The Fox and the Hedgehog: A thief in real need steals more than one who has plenty (95). There is a colored frontispiece and two other pages colored on both sides (96 and 128). The colored images are lively, perhaps romantic or even sentimental, e.g. The Trees and the Axe (96). The best of the black-and-white images may be that for The Mule (46), which shows the two faces of the truth. This is now the third version I have of this book. The other two, for which I guess the same year of publication, advertise themselves as A Courier-Mail Classic and A Sun Classic.