Three Hundred Aesop's Fables
Greenaway, John (engraver)
Townsend, George Fyler (translator)
. George Routledge and Sons . London ,
PA3855.E5 T6 1900d (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This copy is nearly identical with one I had found at Bargain Bookstore, San Diego, in 1993. As I note there, many other versions have 50, not 114, illustrations. Unlike some similar versions from Routledge, this -- like that from Bargain Bookstore -- does not have four colored pictures. This version's difference is that it twice specifies its printer, R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor -- first on the verso of the title-page and then on the bottom of the last AI page, 224. This version has firm paper, though not as firm as that in the Bargain Bookstore copy. Finally, this version lacks the frontispiece of an old man and a youth. It does have marbled boards for covers, with a leather spine and cover-corners.