Aesop's Fables

dc.acquired.locationStarlight Books, Parma, OH, via Greg Williamsen_US
dc.contributor.authorAesopen_US
dc.contributor.authorRhead, Louisen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorLouis Rhead (and Frank E. Schoonover, NA)en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $21.00en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T16:15:33Z
dc.date.acquired1996-03en_US
dc.date.available2016-01-25T16:15:33Z
dc.date.issued1927en_US
dc.date.printed1927en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is a very curious book. I had not known of it until I saw a copy advertised through Old Friends in Portland for $130. At almost the same time, Greg mentioned it to me from a computer listing of his. Pictorial black cloth octavo with a colored frontispiece and three other full-page colored illustrations. The bottom of its spine is skinned. Finding the Blue Ribbon Books edition of this same book helped me to identify the painter of the cover/frontispiece illustration of GA, namely Schoonover. One would not learn in either edition that the text and preface are taken from (I believe) George Fyler Townsend. His justification is that his first association lay in being asked to provide new morals and applications, while in this text he is concerned with a purer translation, and more literal rendering of the fables (xix). The latest thing he cites in his bibliography is from 1857. The text seems to be identical with the Townsend text in the Parents' Magazine edition of 1964. I do notice now for the first time Townsend's creative approach--a thorn-tree stick--to the fable about the child prophesied to be killed by a lion (190). The engravings are of all sizes and shapes, including one (TH on 9) repeating a colored illustration (facing 6). The other colored illustrations are of BF facing 41 and FG 118. The Vain Jackdaw text (39) does not match in sense the colored illustration of the story facing 41. Typical of Rhead's work are the illustrations on 20 and 87. Note the mother with bandaged ear on 55. There is an AI at the front, followed by a list of illustrations. I can find no mention of this book in any of my resources.en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityGeorge Fyler Townsend, NAen_US
dc.identifier.other2422 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/77978
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHarper & Brothersen_US
dc.publisher.locationNYen_US
dc.publisher.locationNew Yorken_US
dc.subject.lccPA3855.E5 R44 1927en_US
dc.subject.local1Aesopen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1927
dc.titleAesop's Fablesen_US
dc.typeBook, Wholeen_US
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