Pictorial Book of Fables
. Webb and Millington . Leeds
PZ8.2 .P5 1847 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a first find on a day of book-hunting in Paris. I was surprised to find the bookstore and even more surprised to find an English fable book there. The booklet's count of 16 pages includes both covers. The six fables here are nicely hand-colored--by the publisher? I suspect that the hard green cover without any print was added by someone later. The cover of the pamphlet inside has two inscribed dates on it: 1904 and 1847. Take your pick! The verso of the cover has a lovely illustration of CJ and a reference to find the text of the fable on the last page. Text and image are surrounded here by pairs of matching printer's designs, with a new pair for each two-page spread. In each case, the two are differently colored. This book has seen significant use!