La Fontaine, Jean de,
This edition stands out from others by Griset from McLoughlin in that it gives its own date (on a rock in the cover illustration). It has the lovely colored TMCM frontispiece one can find in both 1900? editions from McLoughlin. That same illustration was the cover illustration in the 1898? McLoughlin version. The present edition claims eight fewer illustrations than that 1898? McLoughlin. This edition prints Rundell's usual preface but omits the J.B.R. attribution at the end. The book has some strong markings from a child's hand, especially in pencil on the title page. The cover is a masterpiece in itself, with the turtle holding his boots in his hand, so as not to awaken the sleeping hare.