I.A. Krilov: Strekosa i Murabel: Basni
Krylov, Ivan Andreevich
I am convinced that I have this book already! It is an excellent short compendium in large format (8½ x 11) of some of the best of Krylov's fables, along with excellent representations. Besides GA, its sixteen pages contain The Lobster, the Pike, and the Swan; FC; The Elephant and the Pug; The Monkey and the Spectacles; FG; and Quartet. These full-page illustrations are good! A number of fables get a second, smaller illustration. Among the best are the inside front-cover's illustration of The Monkey and the Spectacles and the inside back-cover's presentation of The Elephant and the Pug. On the cover with its heavy green background is a meeting between the airy grasshopper fluttering above and the poor worker ant dragging some sticks at the picture's bottom. The green undergrowth also predominates on the back cover of the pamphlet.