Rundell, J. B
. Lothrop Publishing Company . Boston
PA3855.E5R9 1901 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is almost identical with another I have from the same publisher, but which I bought from Don Dupley in Omaha in January of 1993. Like it, this book has FC in strong colors on its front-cover. However it has on its back-cover not Alice but a lion looking into water and seeing its own reflection. Both of these copies are different from the copy purchased from Titles, which has a green cloth cover picturing many animals, with King Stork on its spine. I will include my remarks on the Dupley copy. I am very happy to get a copy of Rundell's version, quoted by Hobbs on 102. The full-color illustrations are placed differently here, and one of the four seems to be missing. They are of the lion, ass, and fox (frontispiece); TB (86, the best of the group, I think); and WL (facing 157). WC seems to be missing; TB has already separated and may not have been bound in at 86. Note that more than one bear is involved in the encounter with the travellers (36). The spine is cracked between 30 and 31. No T of C or index. I found the three copies of this book with different covers within eight months of each other.