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Krylov, Ivan Andreevich
From a Russian original published by Detgiz in Moskow in 1953. The T of C on 80-81 shows forty fables here. There is at least one lovely colored illustration for each fable and perhaps almost one per page. A number of fine La Fontaine fables and also a number of Krylov's most famous inventions are here. In the first group I number FC (7-8); OF (9); WL (10-11); Banker and Cobbler (28-30); Lion and Mosquito (33-34); GGE (56-7); and WC (60-61 and front cover). In the second group I would include Monkey and Spectacles (12); Donkey, Nightingale, and Rooster (26-27; two of the best illustrations in this book); Lobster, Pike, and Swan (40); Monkey, Bear, and Mirror (52-3); and Wolf and Cat (72; another of the best illustrations in this book). There are some markings on the front cover and on 9-10. A very lucky find!