Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 7
Translated into Verse by Walter Thornbury
. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin . NY (cf. 342.3 )
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"I have often wondered if I could lay my hands on some of the early subscription offerings of La Fontaine fables put out in twenty-two parts by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin in New York. Each segment cost $.50. Here is one of three I have found. The guess of year, 1867, is based on an online advertisement by the firm in 1867. This segment starts with "Fable XCI" and Page 281 and finishes with "Fable CV" on 320. The full-page illustrations are fine, particularly GGE (293). This copy was sold by S. Walker and Company in Boston. The covers are loose and slightly stained. A wonderful find!"