Aesop's Fables: Selected and Told Anew by Joseph Jacobs
. Capricorn Press . NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 Jac 1984 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a fresh rendition of MacMillan's 1964 edition of Jacobs and Levine. Clifton Fadiman's essay from that edition has dropped. So has the portion of the title that claimed a tracing of the fables' history. Added are a lovely colored cover and frontispiece: crocodiles frame a lion apparently holding a pig and a lamb. A turtle swims beneath. As I mentioned of the original MacMillan edition, some of the illustrations here seem warm-ups for his 1975 edition. The resemblance may be clearest in 2W. Great capitals start off each story. This is a firm book and a surprising find. How have I missed this book until now?