The Fables of Aesop with a Life of the Author.
. John W. Lovell Company . NY ,
PA3855.E5 1895 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Herrick's illustrations for Aesop were much reproduced, it seems to me. This is one of three different versions of the Oxford Edition that presents his designs, one each for one-hundred-and-ten fables. All these editions stem from the original 1865 edition by Hurd and Houghton (Bodemann #334). As she says, the author of the prose versions is unknown. The applications are often longer than the fables! I find Herrick generally noble rather than imaginative. I think that he is at his best here when he is most dramatic. Two examples are WSC on 64 and CW on 218. This copy has a tan cloth cover with a medallion of a horse in the middle of the front cover and of the spine. Beneath each there is a banner -- though different in the two places -- proclaiming Oxford Edition. There is some gold work on the spine. Compare the similar blue-cloth-cover edition and the plain blue cover edition.