Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable
. James Miller Publisher, . NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 1869c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here are two copies with brown covers that are slightly different from my best copy of the book, which has a blue cloth cover. Each of these is over $115 cheaper than that copy! All three copies have the same publication date and information on their title-pages. Both brown-covered copies are in poorer condition. The spine of the extra copy is deteriorating and has already lost one chip near the top. As I mention a propos of the blue-covered copy, I first found this book and commented on it carefully at the Pierpont Morgan in New York. I found that Godolphin's versions for the ninety-nine fables here tend toward drastic results. Thus the fox in the well dies, and the wolf eats the shepherd boy who had cried Wolf! Godolphin has excellent morals, often proverbial; sometimes the moral is in fact another fable. The colored illustrations, there and here, include The Doves and the Mouse (frontispiece), The Squeak of a Pig (22), The Stag in the Lake (58), The Kite, the Sow, and the Cat (80), FM (124), The Hog, Ox, Cow, Dog, and Sheep (138), and MM (166). MM seems to be missing in the extra copy, and FM occurs at 174. There is a T of C at the front and a two-page set of advertisements at the back.