Nursery Rhymes & Fables
Morgan, Walter Jenks
. E. & J.B. Young & Co. . NY ,
PZ8.3.N877 1896 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This 64-page book is in fragile condition, but it has beautiful chromolithograph (?) illustrations! As the beginning T of C shows, there are some twenty-one nursery rhymes and eleven fables. Many pages are loose, but they all seem to be present. Colored illustrations and black-and-white alternate on pairs of pages, so that we are always looking at two pages that are colored or two that are illustrated in black-and-white. The fables start on 47-48 with FS. For these early fables, there is one picture before or after the fable's text. Thus on 50 there is a dramatic picture of the kite grasping both frog and mouse aloft--the text of that fable has just finished before we turned the page--and on 51 there is a picture of a dog crying on a bridge over a stream. Turning the page shows us why when Morgan illustrates DS and gives us a text for the fable. These are classic colored illustrations! Two of the best are FG and DM on 62 and 63, respectively. I do not know where the eBay seller got the date of 1896, although it seems likely enough. I have now a better second copy and will keep both in the collection; both are fragile.