The Fables of Aesop
. Books Inc., . NY/Boston
PA3855.E5 B66 1930 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a book interiorly very close to another Art-Type version for which I have also guessed a date of 1930. This copy has a green cloth cover instead of the brown-and-blue faux grain of the first copy. It has no pre-title-page acknowledging La Fontaine and Croxall. Otherwise my comments made there hold true for this book. This straightforward volume has several claims. It contains a large number of fables, perhaps 275, listed alphabetically on xi. In the introduction, J.W.M. makes the claim we believe this to be the first full English version which gives a moral in every case. Besides Croxall and L'Estrange considerable new material has been obtained from other credible sources. Finally, the book makes an explicit effort at simplicity. It departs at some points apparently from the Lupton-Arlington-Homewood tradition of versions taken from the two authors and LaFontaine. Compare with my 1925? editions that list only NY as the site of the publisher.