Aesop's Fables: A New Version Chiefly from the Original Sources
Whymper, Josiah Wood
. John Murray . London
PA3855.E5 J36 1882 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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Here is another copy of the book first published in 1867. This copy is covered in blue cloth, but with a beautiful golden illustration with title and author embedded in the front cover. As I remark elsewhere, Tenniel's original 1848 work published by Murray apparently got such a negative response that, before reissuing it in 1851, the publisher asked Joseph Wolf to create replacements for many of the engravings, and Tenniel himself revised some of the others. Apparently Strahan published a Tenniel/Wolf edition in 1867, and this present, smaller-format book may be a later printing of that. The illustrations are surprisingly clean and clear for such a late printing. This printing still contains the 203 fables of the 1848 edition. MSA, the last fable, has six illustrations matching the six phases of this unusual fable. Consult my 1995 The Fables of Aesop from the QPBC for extensive comment on the movement from Tenniel to Wolf.