Fabeln der Völker aus Drei Jahrtausenden
Here are 191 pages of fables in a tight little book. They start on the page after the title-page. If one works in from the back of the book, there is an extensive T of C, a set of comments (mostly biographical and bibliographical), and an epilogue. One of the nice features of the work is the reproduction of the Ulm title-page on the front of the dust jacket. The book goes around the world first, visits the ancient western fable, and then follows through a history of German fables. That concentration is not exclusive, however. Don Juan Manuel, Leonardo, Alexander Pope, Krylov, and James Thurber break into the group. The international section makes this book unusual; it touches twenty groups, countries, or literatures.
Verlag Lambert Schneider