Fables from Aesop
. Blackie & Son Limited . London & Glasgow
PA3855.K564 1940 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Blackie did an earlier--I presume--edition of King's Fables of Aesop, in this very series of Blackie Stories Old and New, but the illustrations were by Allan Carter, though he was not acknowledged. This edition comes up only slightly shorter than that, with 124 pages as opposed to 128. As in the Carter edition, there is an AI at the front of the book. I count one hundred and ten fables here as opposed to one hundred and fourteen in the Carter version. The black-and-white illustrations have persistent difficulties with dimensionality and perspective. There are also three stronger full-page colored illustrations: The Fox and the Goat (45), BC (60), and The Peacock and the Crane (92). The dust jacket has The Fox and the Goat pictured on the cover.