. State Street Press: Borders Group . Ann Arbor, MI
PZ8.2.A254 2003 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Published by special arrangement with Ann Arbor Media Group. This is a sturdy, well-bound, and attractive little book that reproduces Percy Billinghurst's illustrations without acknowledgement. They come from the Bodley Head A Hundred Fables of Aesop. (This book is sometimes dated to 1898 and sometimes to 1899.) The use of that edition sets up an interesting question. There seem to be ninety-nine fables here. Which one fable from Billinghurst's book has been left out? The texts are from Joseph Jacobs' 1894 The Fables of Aesop. There is a long colophonic statement at the back on the quality of this edition and the print in which it is presented. I am surprised with all the care that has gone into this book that neither writer nor illustrator nor place of printing is offered.