Fables of La Fontaine, 3rd ed., Vol. I
La Fontaine, Jean de
Wright, Elizur (translator)
. Tappan and Dennet . Boston
PQ1811.E3 W6 1842 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Apparently identical with the fourth edition, which I have. A lovely little pair of books. The notice says that the warm reception of Grandville's illustrations in the 1841 original was expected, but the favor accorded Wright's translation was not! The present volumes cost 10% of the original, it claims. AI for both volumes is at the front of Volume I. Twenty-four well executed and well preserved illustrations; it is a shame that they are so small. Inscribed to or by Hannah H. Hadley on Jan. 1, '43 and again in November of 1885. The presenter of the book on one of these occasions seems to have been Gideon F. Thayer; I wonder if he was an ancestor of the Prof. Thayer who gave money to the Vergilian Society. Did teaching run in the family? The spine of this little book is deteriorating.