Fables of La Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
Wright, Elizur (translator)
. Tappan and Dennet , William A. Coleman . Boston ,
PQ1808.A1 1841c (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I had thought at first that this was an extra -- in very poor condition -- of the apparent first edition. On closer inspection, the year is still that of the first edition, but this is clearly marked Second edition. The title-page also shows the omission now of London: Edward Moxon after Boston with Wright and Tappan and Dennet along with New York with William A. Colman. The cover and spine are held together crudely by tape, and the book is splitting in the middle. But it remains a beautiful work! As in the first edition, the printing of the illustrations is good. The covers show the same embossed gold vases, front (FWT) and back (DW). For an excellently printed illustration, try The Drunk and His Wife facing 106.