That page 1 is not numbered. It is the back of the plate showing the wolf in shepherd's clothing. That wolf illustrated plate is page 2. Numbering begins on page 6. There is no attribution of names of the illustrators.That seems to be consistent with a few other Worthington books I've looked at. It appears at least some if not all of the plates were taken from original signed illustrations. Based on my amateur research, it seems at least some of the. Illustrators are Gustave Doré, Harrison Weir, Ernst Griset, John Tenniel, and A.
Let me repeat most of what I say there. This large-format book may be the best example in my collection of eclecticism and "borrowing" of established illustrations in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century book publishing. At least three great Aesopic artists are represented here, and the only clue to them lies in the occasional signature within a plate. (Note that many of the Tenniels here are signed by the engraver, Howland). The full-page illustrations are not printed on the back, though both front and back count as pages.Delierre is the originator at least of 127's view of MSA; Tenniel and Griset's work on the same fable is mixed together on 129. The text appears in two columns. New to me is "The Ant and the Chrysalis" (141). The cover features FG and BF vividly colored... This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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