Hundert Fabeln für Kinder
This is almost exactly a paperbound version of the hardbound, canvas-spined book I have listed under the same year by the same publisher. I find only four differences between the two books. The first difference is that between hardbound and paperback. The second lies in this edition's mention of Wilhelm Hey as author on the title-page, although he is not mentioned on the book's cover. The third difference lies in the clarity of the illustrations, which is far inferior in this edition. The illustrations here are over-inked, dark, and heavy. Might that have to do with the number of books printed? For the fourth difference lies in the notice that this printing started after eleven thousand books had been printed and went until sixty-seven thousand were printed, whereas the hardbound book is among the first eleven thousand. Let me mention at least some of my comments from that edition. After a simple title-page, a single page lists all one hundred fables in two columns. Rabe then begins on 1, and Kalb und Hund finishes on 100. The texts seem to be the standard Hey texts throughout. These illustrations seem identical with those in the 1920? Insel edition. Thus the crow of the first fable looks right but the image has a less extensive background than that found, e.g., in the Perthes Schul-Ausgabe under 1845?. The snowman on 3 stands up straight and is attacked by three children, but he has less of a scowl and more of a belt than the snowman in that Perthes edition. The script is Roman throughout. Not in Bodemann.