One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected
. J. & D.A. Darling . London
PN982.N6 1850 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Is this book a reprinting of the original 1828 version of a hundred fables (first series) with 280 illustrations, done now by a different publisher than the original Lawford? Or might it be a reprinting of Northcote's second series done in 1833 by Murray? The book seems to be one or the other of these described in #262 of Bodemann. In fact, I am surprised that this edition is not mentioned there. Strong renderings of the illustrations, which consist principally of 100 framed ovals, 100 initials, and numerous endpieces. There is an AI with engravers' names at the back of the book. I like particularly the strong oval engraving in an elaborate rectangular frame at the start of each fable. The book was previously in the library of Gordon Thaxter Banks. Might I have passed over this copy at Goodspeed's in Boston in 1989?