Aesop Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse
. Dunda Books . Lexington, KY
PR3545.M6 A65 2011 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The original book of this title was published by Lock's-Head in London in 1704. I have a reprint of that edition by The Augustan Reprint Society (Publication Number 120) at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA. That reprint was done in 1966. There is also a disc of this collection circulating these days. As I wrote of the Augustan Reprint, the book contains thirty-eight fables, almost all from LaFontaine, done in couplets apparently based on the rhythms of Samuel Butler. They move along swiftly enough. LaFontaine is clearly behind this work. This book is a reproduction of that book, printed on demand. Like other printed on demand books, it lacks illustrations and a modicum of respect for verse. The scanning machine jams poetry lines together as though they were prose. Apparently no one at Dunda Books checks to see if the product is at all a representation of the original. Here it is not. Neither this book nor the website for Dunda Books seems to give a place where the press exists. 84 pages. There is a familiar colored woodcut on the cover.