Fables of Aesop
Handford, S. A
. Penguin . NY ,
PA3855.E5 H36 1964c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This paperback from Clare Leeper presents a transition between two copies of the Penguin paperback I already had. The simplest way to find the chain of changes is to watch the new retail price marked on the book. My earlier 1954/64 copy had $1.25 on the front-cover. This new nineteenth printing of that edition makes changes to the cover layout and has a price on the back-cover of $4.95. Inflation! The changes to the cover layout include replacing the black background of the front and back covers -- but not of the spine -- with a cream background. The black spine picks up a purple stripe across the top. The next edition in the chain will increase the size of the book from 4¼ x 7 to 5 x 7¾, and the price will go from $4.95 to $5.95. The cover layout will stay the same. The text and illustrations seem unchanged. I do find two interior changes. The very first page no longer makes any reference to Rieu or to the present editors of the series. It offers rather a two-page blurb on Aesop and Handford. Penguin no longer associates itself with Baltimore. The error in #96 remains.