The Fables of Aesop

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Croxall, Samuel (translator)
L'Estrange, Roger (translator)
Townsend, George Fyler
Valentine, L
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1869
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At last I have found a copy--and now two--of an edition I found recommended early in my hunt for fable books. This book may be a good deal later than the date I am guessing for it. Compare with three other books, all by Warne, which I have listed under 1866?, 1867?, and 1868? This edition has a red cloth cover with gold printing. It does not say New Edition on the title-page. It gives the printer (the Dalziel Brothers) only on 364. It has a page between the Life of Aesop and the first fable. The single page of advertisement at the back of the book claims over 130 volumes in the Chandos Classics Series. The big learning occasioned by this book for me is that the illustrations here are by Herrick! They are exactly the same as those in his 1865 edition. That book claims 111 illustrations, perhaps including the illustration on the title-page, which does not occur here. There is a black-and-white frontispiece here of birds, but it seems to have been done in a different style. The typeface is deteriorating by this printing, as one can see if one compares this copy to that which I have listed under 1868? See my notes on the other volumes, especially on the possible roles played by L'Estrange and Valentine. This volume of course lacks Croxall's long applications, which Herrick includes, though perhaps not always complete.
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Frederick Warne and Co.
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