Krylov, Ivan Andreevich
Here is a curious old book. This old book seems to lack a title-page. The earliest pages in the book show several portraits of Krylov and his tomb in St. Petersburg. There are some illustrations in the book, and their quality seems to me to be high. They seem to be done by an artist with the initials A.K. I cannot make out his last name. Among the good illustrations are these: FC (2); Monkey and Spectacles (22); CJ (55); FG (169): The Bear Learning to Bend Branches (176); and The Boar Rooting at the Base of a Tree (189). Bibliographers seem to suggest that the publication date is between 1891 and 1920. There is a curious business of pasting over the cloth cover and spine. Would the name have appeared on the spine at one time? And is that a hand-written title on the present tan cloth cover? There are 271 pages. The two items at the back seem to be a chronography of Krylov and his works, and then an AI of his fables here.