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dc.contributor.authorNo Authoren_US
dc.contributor.illustratorRae, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T20:15:10Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T20:15:10Z
dc.date.issued1918en_US
dc.identifier.other8077 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/83323
dc.description.abstractHere is a fifth copy, that is, a second extra beyond the three in the collection. It has a red-printed cover. This Old Book Shop copy has a damaged front endpaper with a sticker on its back, and the paper seems to change from cream to white for a portion in the middle of the book. A nice Volland reprint. Unfortunately the pictures often do not come out clearly. The printers seem to have had trouble with color separation and the exact matching of separate color impressions. One gets an impression of what must have been a fine book if it was ever printed carefully. Individual illustrations are sometimes very different in their coloring among the four copies. For now at least I will keep three in the collection: the green Academy edition and the Iliad and Delavan copies. The Academy edition adds one picture: a wintry hand removes the grasshopper's coat. At the corresponding point, the other copies show the grasshopper on the way to the poorhouse. That illustration is then repeated four pages later. The Iliad copy is in the best book shape but there may be questions about the quality of its colored printing. The poorhouse illustration mentioned above makes a good example of differing colors among the editions; another is the Amor Vincit medallion and the facing arch-like illustration for AD. Each fable is given both in prose and in verse, with the pictures sometimes repeated. The pictures show wit, right from the monkey reading in the frontispiece. I would love to get my hands on a first edition someday!en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityW.T. Larneden_US
dc.publisherWise Book Co.en_US
dc.subject.lccxPZ24.2.L37Fab 1950en_US
dc.titleFables in Rhyme for Little Folks Adapted from the French of La Fontaine.en_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationNYen_US
dc.acquired.locationThe Old Book Shop, Independenceen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $15.00en_US
dc.date.acquired1993-05en_US
dc.date.printed1950en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.fables.extra2012Extra 2012en_US
dc.fables.otherGood copy: 197en_US
dc.fables.otherExtra copy: 8076, 8077en_US
dc.subject.local1La Fontaineen_US
dc.time.yr1918


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