Uncle Frank's Select Fables for Good Boys and Girls IV: The Ant and the Caterpillar
The cover reads Uncle Frank's Fables for Children: The Ant and the Caterpillar. Fourth of six volumes (listed on the back cover), with pages numbered here surprisingly from 103-36. Twenty-one fables. The organizing principle seems to be the illustration on every right hand page. Small fables are filled in to complete the left-hand pages before each right hand page starts anew. The illustrations, apparently after Bewick, are fine. I find four fables that are new to me: The Sun and the Vapour (117), The Discontented Bee (125), The Splenetic Traveller (131), and The Beggar and His Dog (133). Good condition. I am surprised that I have now been able to put together good copies of four of the six volumes in this very fragile set.
Wm. H. Murphy