. Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., . London
PZ8.2.A254 Vre 1914 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I already have one copy of this lovely book, purchased from Yesterday's Memories in April, 1987. This copy, bought in 2000, has a 1914 inscription at its front and advertisements at the end of the book. Several of its illustrations are already separated but present. It may be earlier than that copy. Its spine also has the usual information, whereas that spine has nothing. As I wrote there, there are twelve beautiful colored illustrations, among which The Deer and the Reflection and WC are the best. A copious set of black-and-white illustrations, too, including those around the beginning list of colored illustrations and the ending AI. A beauty! Not in Bodemann. Ash and Higton give 1914 as the date for the BC image that they use on 19 in Aesop's Fables (1990). That image appears here on 108. By my count, this edition contains 163 fables. Tuck also did a six-illustration version, using the same plates. I have it listed here under 1918?. It is thinner. Where this edition has TH on its cover, that has WC. Where this edition has DS as its frontispiece, that has DM. I count 155 fables in that six-illustration version. Noble did other work on Aesop later, typically in two rectangular segments on one page. Ash and Higton give a date of 1921 for that work, also titled Aesop's Fables. I have copies of that work from Coker, Crowell, and Harrap.