The Fables of Aesop
. View Productions, Pty Ltd. . Sydney
PA3855.E5 1985b (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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"There was a spate of reprintings of Detmold's "The Fables of Aesop" about the time that copyright on his 1909 edition ran out. This has a larger page format than those others, and it does not paste in his colorful illustrations. They are however well rendered. The big surprise for me in this fancy book is that it steals from elsewhere the picture of fox and wolf on the cover! I cannot identify the source, though I believe I have seen it before. A fox is laughing at a wolf who uses a cane and has suffered an injury. Did the horse kick him? There is blood on the ground. I do not think that the picture is even in Detmold's style. The dust jacket's back cover copies one of Detmold's illustrations inside the book, "The Oxen and the Axle Trees" (19). The pages here use heavy paper. This book is valuable for its frontispiece of TMCM, missing in my good copies of the original printing."