Aesop's Fables Translated into English with a Print Before Each Fable, Abridged for the Amusement & Instruction of Youth
. Stereotyped printed, and sold by H. & E. Phinney, . Cooperstown [N.Y.]
PZ8.2.A254 1836b (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is my second copy of this tender little (3½x5¼) pamphlet of 30 pages. This copy from Harold Burstein is in better condition than my first copy, which was found seven years ago. Still, both are in such fair to poor condition that I will keep both in the collection. As I wrote then, the pamphlet is unusual for its excellent illustrations. Oval in form, they are 2¾ x 2. Several -- like DM (5), FG (25), and DS (28) -- are as detailed as a fine Bewick illustration. Others are less detailed. Croxall is the source of some of the texts, like The Wolf and the Kid (26), though the application is considerably shortened here. For FK (9), we get Croxall's text and all of Croxall's application. Again, the binding is sewn. Here is another lucky find on eBay!