Griset, Ernest Henry
Rundell, J. B
. Boston: Lee and Shepard/NY: Charles T. Dillingham . Boston/NY ,
PA3855.E5 R9 1878 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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This book matches one I found over eleven years ago, with the single exception that it has a green cloth cover rather than the blue cover there. The gold of the god holding an axe on the cover with its red title-lettering stands out all the more! Notice, as in the blue-covered version, how the cover's artist tries to have the trees giving depth to particular parts of the title as some letters partially hide behind the trees. I will include comments from that version. This book is again identical, except for its cover, with the 1882 printing. As I note there, this printing is among the more serious Griset editions. It is also one of the few that names Rundell on its title-page; others give only J.B.R. after the editor's preface or no indication at all of the editor. This edition has the 266 original Rundell fables, the editor's preface, a list of illustrations, the ninety-three illustrations, and a closing AI. The page-edges are gilt all the way around. The cover illustration can be seen in reverse on 93. This copy is in very good condition.