The Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into Human Nature
Bennett, Charles H
. Chatto and Windus . London
PN982.B4 1875 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book surprises me. It is slightly smaller in size than Bennett's original publication by W. Kent in 1857. The surprise to me is that the illustrations, apparently the same size as in the original, are colored. Are they hand-colored by the publisher? To me they seem so. They show quite different coloring patterns from those in my original copy. There are a number of striped and polka-dotted pieces of clothing here! The least like a hand-colored illustration is the title-page, but its coloring scheme here is quite different from the one in my original edition. The cover here is green cloth with the frontispiece -- a man is being tried before a frightening lion judge -- stamped into the front board. The title-page differs here by dropping Author of 'Shadows under Bennett's name. Pagination is by the number of the individual fable among the 22. No page, whether of text or illustration, is imprinted on both sides. The paper stock is very heavy. The s is no longer shaped like an f, as it was in the original. Lovely stuff!