Vernon Jones, V. S
. CRW Publishing , Collector's Library . London
PA3855.E5 V47 2006 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a handy small-format -- 6¼ x 4 -- presentation of the famous 1912 version by Vernon Jones and Arthur Rackham. Its cover proclaims it complete and unabridged. It has several curious features. One is that all of Rackham's work, including the full-page colored illustrations, are presented in black-and-white. A second curiosity is that the volume acknowledges Vernon Jones but not Rackham. A third curiosity is that the flyleaf, afterword, and biographical note all speak of three hundred fables, when there are 286 numbered fables on 256 pages. Has this British edition perhaps only recently been made available in the USA?