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dc.contributor.authorRundell, J. Ben_US
dc.contributor.illustratorGriset, Ernest Henryen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrated by Ernest Griseten_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T20:11:19Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T20:11:19Z
dc.date.issued1869en_US
dc.identifier.other7722 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/82979
dc.description.abstractI already have a copy of this fine book with a green cover. Here is a copy with a blue cover. It is perhaps in better condition. This copy had been in the Lerner Library Collection. I will repeat my comments from the green-covered copy. It looks to me as though I have had a great piece of luck and have here a first edition of this work that would be so often reprinted. All the data square with Bodemann #344.1, including the lack of a printed date. The 244 pages, including an AI at the end, do not include the extra 132 fables and 32 illustrations added in a later (third?) edition, which Hobbs dates to 1893. The illustrations here are very good in a book in good condition. Hobbs says of Griset's illustrations: Some of the wood engravings have his customary light and whimsical touch; others are powerful and macabre in Doré's manner, with similar chiaroscuro contrasts (102). I find three types of Griset illustrations here among the ninety-three listed at the book's front. First and most impressive there are the full-page wood-engravings. They and their blank backs are included in the book's pagination. They are stark and even frightening sometimes. Some strong examples here would include LM (20), WC (29), The Mountain in Labor (69), FK (77), Mercury and the Woodman (92), FG (with three foxes, 101), The Eagle and the Crow (109), The Bear and the Beehives (141), The Thief and the Dog (an Eskimo, 212), and The Nurse and the Wolf (237). There are also some partial-page illustrations like these. Some good examples here are The Two Frogs (1), The Fox and the Lion (185), and MSA (227). There are, finally, some partial-page scenes with cartoon-like figures, e.g., The Peacock and the Crane (49), The Boar and the Ass (80), The Ass Carrying an Idol (155), The Wolf, the She-Goat, and the Kid (177), and The Old Woman and the Empty Cask (200). Bodemann's description fits right down to the eight pages of advertisements at the end. This book is a treasure, and I am lucky to have found it!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityText based chiefly upon Croxall, La Fontaine, and L'Estrange. Revised and Rewritten by J.B. Rundell.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCassell Petter, and Galpin,en_US
dc.subject.lccPA3855.E5 R9 1869en_US
dc.titleAesop's Fablesen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationLondonen_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991003487069702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationUnknown sourceen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $50.00en_US
dc.date.acquired2005-06en_US
dc.date.printed1869?en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.identifier.bodemannBodemann identifier 344.1en_US
dc.subject.local1Aesopen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1869?


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