L.N. Tolstoy: Dva Tovarisca
This is a surprising full-sized (8½ x 10¾) 16-page pamphlet offering, apparently, thirteen traditional fables. The surprise for me is that Tolstoy did this many traditional Aesopic fables. The stories offered here seem to be: TB, The Dying Father and his Sons, Finding a Treasure on the Road, BS, The Wolf and the Mother, The Woodcutter and His Axe, The Rake and the Spectacles, A Necklace of Doughnuts (?), BC, The Wolf and the Squirrel, The Farmer and the Larks, The Hares and the Frogs, and FS. The art tends to put an important symbol above the illustration itself, like shovels above the picture of the sons digging. The front cover shows the two travelers in the woods with their baskets. The bear is above (and behind?) them. The back cover's illustration may be the best: the fox tries in vain to get his snout into the tall vase; he even stands on a stump to do it.