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dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorDone into Pictures by Richard Heighwayen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorHeighway, Richarden_US
dc.identifier.other7195 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis book duplicates and recognizes MacMillan's printings -- some fourteen of them -- between 1894 and 1929. It lacks the typical frontispiece of FS. The cover is red cloth with a simple printer's design on the front. I will include comments from an 1894 copy I have. There is a curious pre-title page that says Jacobs's Fables of Aesop. I love Heighway's work! There are 220 pages, followed by a two-page AI. Some of the early elements following the curious Jacobs's page include: a right-page dedication to Prof. F.J. Child; a preface signed by Jacobs beginning on the right page (ix) and ending over a design on xii; a Contents page; A Short History of the Aesopic Fable (xv-xxii); List of Fables (xxiii-xxv) including eighty-two fables numbered here but not in the text; a left-page showing a hand holding a mirror's reflection of a demon and a right page with a framed scroll of a title (The Fables of Aesop); and finally The Cock and the Pearl (2-3). By contrast with many of the smaller editions, the two pages of one fable here face each other, and so one does not need to turn a page to finish a fable. The illustrations, titles, and closing designs are very distinct here. Among the best are The Hart & the Hunter (64), The Fox & the Cat (90), The Shepherd's Boy (103), The Four Oxen & The Lion (123), and GGE (134). This book was born in a tumultuous time!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilitySelected, told anew and their history traced by Joseph Jacobsen_US
dc.publisherThe Book League of Americaen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ8.2.A254 Jac 1929en_US
dc.titleThe Fables of Aesopen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationNew Yorken_US
dc.acquired.locationMiscellanea Libri, Philadelphiaen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $25.00en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US

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