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A beautiful edition, portions of which I had seen in the less satisfying reprint The King and the Parrot and Other Fables (1969). This book contains five fables besides the seven reprinted there. New here are The Blue Jackal from Hitopadesa, The Too Clever Fish from the Panchatantra, The Man and the Fox from Aesop, The Owl and the Treasure-Digger from Lessing, and The Flying Ox from the Chinese. The last and Sachs' FS somehow are not listed with the other ten on the last page! The colored illustrations are magnificent here; even the center-line in the double-page spread does not seem to bother them. Among the best of the excellent illustrations are The Blue Jackal, BF, The Man and the Fox, FS, and The King and the Parrot. I cannot find mention of this beautiful book in Hobbs, Ashby, or Higton/Ash. (This book was done a year after McKendry and a year before Quinnam.) Do not miss the beautiful imprint of the BF woodcut in green on the woven tan front cover. The dust jacket is slightly repaired with scotch tape.