Aesop's Fables with Upwards of One Hundred and Fifty Engravings on Wood
. C. Whittingham , Joseph Booker, Whittaker, Duncan et al . Chiswick ,
PA3855.E5 C7 1828 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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This book is identical with versions I have from 1839, 1841, and 1849. With all of these it shares the small size, here about 3¼ x 5. This version turns out to be the earliest I have of this version. Other versions' titles will speak of Emblematical Devices rather than Engravings on Wood. As is typical of Croxall versions, there are 110 fables, each with the first part of Croxall's long application. There is a Croxall preface at the beginning, but there is no T of C. Thomas Beckman wrote me earlier that the illustrations are probably by James Poupard, and they were initially used in a Philadelphia edition of 1802 by R. Aitkin. 228 pages. The front cover is separated.