The Fables of Aesop: Selected, told anew and their history traced
. F.M. Lupton Publishing Company . NY
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"This small edition (4½" x 6") edition shares several curious features with the other six like it in format but perhaps a half inch taller: Caldwell 1894/1900? (red roses against a gold background on cover); Caldwell 1894/1901? (two children reading on a bench on the cover); Caldwell 1894/1902? (DS on cover); Home Book Company 1894/95? (plain tan cover with title); Montgomery Ward 1894/98 ("La Belle Library" on cover); Pathfinder 1894/1905? (abstract silver designs against maroon background without title on cover). First, one OF illustration is inserted at 67 between "The Jay and the Peacock" and FS, several pages away from the OF story. Second, the "Contents" page is not well matched with what follows. It announces "A Short History of the Aesopic Fable" on 11. It announces next a "List of Fables" on 19, but it is on 5. It announces "Aesop's Fables" on 23, but they start on 26. One printer's error can last through so many editions! The notes are correctly announced for 205. This Lupton edition has a tan cloth cover with a purple and green floral pattern on the front and spine."