The Fables of Aesop
. Books, Inc. . NY/Boston
PA3855.E5B66 1930 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a third form of an Art-Type version published by Books, Inc. This copy is larger in format that the interiorly identical green-covered book. This copy adds a printer's design on its purple cloth front-cover but has a simpler spine with only the title and Books, Inc. under five simple stripes. The book is thinner, though it has the same 230 pages. It has no pre-title-page acknowledging La Fontaine and Croxall. As I wrote of the other two versions, this book 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.