Cassell's Illustrated Book of Fables: La Fontaine, Part 12
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 on 441 in the middle of "Fable CXLII" and finishes with "Fable CLII" on 480. The full-page illustrations are fine, particularly "The Bear and the Amateur of Gardening" (464). This copy was sold by S. Walker and Company in Boston. The binding is holding up by the slightest cohesion! The covers are slightly stained. A wonderful find!"