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The Crow and The Fox. Versified from Æsop’s Fables

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Illustrated poem page containing multiple scenes. The boundaries among illustrated scenes are blurred. The illustrated poem title is at the top of the page in hand-drawn lettering. The “C” from the word “Crow” is an inhabited initial. There is a crow with outstretched wings behind the letter. The crow and the letter are contained within a square double-ruled border. The background is decorated with curvy lines in the shape of leaves and acorns. There is a small illustration of a running fox above the illustrated title. The illustration is contained within a double-ruled border and features a background decorated with curvy lines in the shape of leaves. The poem text occupies the center of the page. It is superimposed over an illustrated scene. In the top portion of the scene, a stream runs through the countryside. There are trees and bushes in the background and a flock of birds flies in the sky. The middle portion of the scene is composed of blank space. In the bottom portion of the scene, a farmer plows his field. Two horses pull his plow. Trees border the field and there is an additional figure in the background. The scene and the poem text are contained within a series of borders. An interior triple-ruled border partially contains the scene and the poem text; this border is broken in the middle third of both the left and right edges. Blank space borders this interior border. Then, everything is contained within an exterior border, which is thick, dark, and textured. Enlarged branches with composite leaves form a final, partial border. The branches begin in the bottom-center of the page, ascend the left and right edges, and emerge at the left and right extremities of the top edge (behind the illustrated title). The texture of the branches matches the full border around the poem text. At the top of the right edge of the poem border, the second part of the poem title and the byline are both written on an irregularly shaped scroll decorated with florals. Both title and byline appear in hand-drawn lettering. The illustrator attribution appears in hand-drawn lettering on a second, irregularly shaped scroll at the left of the bottom edge of the poem border. Full page.
Illustrated poem page containing multiple scenes. The boundaries among illustrated scenes are blurred. The poem text is split into two sections in the top-center and bottom-center of the page. The middle-center of the page contains no text. The text is superimposed onto an illustrated scene, which depicts a boy walking barefoot with a fishing pole toward a body of water in the foreground. The boy wears suspenders and a wide-brimmed hat. There are plants in the field and a building stands in the distance. A flock of birds flies in the sky amidst puffs of clouds. There are multiple plants growing along the banks of the water in the foreground. In the top-left corner of the page, to the left of the first section of poem text, there is a small illustration featuring chickens and chicks next to an overturned chair. It is contained within a rectangular border. In the top-right corner of the page, to the right of the first section of poem text, there is a small illustration featuring chickens and chicks next to a barrel and a cage in a hen house. It is contained within a rectangular border. The first section of poem text in the top-center of the page is contained on the left, top, and right edges by a thick, dark, and textured border. The second section of poem text in the bottom-center of the page is contained on the left, bottom, and right edges by the same border style. Sparse patterns of swirls surround both borders on the left and right edges. The central illustrated scene is contained on the left and right edges, as well as part of the top edge by an extra-thick, light, textured border.
Illustrated poem page containing multiple scenes. The boundaries among illustrated scenes are blurred. The illustrated section at the top is centered and contained in a sketch-like, multi-ruled border. Birds fly low above a body of water. Lily pads float on the water. The center section is contained in a border formed from thick, sketch-like lines. The poem letterpress is let in to this section in two columns. Two birds fly between the columns, descending toward lily pads which float on a body of water. The bottom section shows a woman walking out of a building on a dairy farm. She is carrying two buckets. There are multiple chickens around the building, most of which peck at the ground. A crow perches on the dairy roof. A man and a woman walk together arm-in-arm in the background. A young girl walks in front of them, and the woman looks down at the girl. Two similar, vertical rectangles are placed on either side of this illustrated scene. Both rectangles feature a stem with leaves, buds, and flowers. A butterfly rests on the right stem. Both vertical rectangles are contained in sketch-like, multi-ruled borders.
Illustrated poem page containing multiple scenes. The boundaries among illustrated scenes are blurred. The largest section of the illustration shows a crow perched on a branch, holding a piece of cheese in its beak. Flowers grow on the branch. The poem letterpress is let in to the space below this illustrated scene, at the center of the page. Another illustrated scene is centered below the letterpress. In this scene, a fox walks among flowers. Small insects fly around the flowers. These two illustrated scenes and the poem letterpress are partially contained in a multi-part border. The outer part of the border is composed of thick, sketch-line vertical and horizontal lines. The inner part of the border is composed of thin, sketch-like lines. A second, full-page border runs behind the first multi-part border, and around the entire page. A branch with flowers and leaves is superimposed over both borders on the left side of the page. On the right side, an illustrated scene of a woman is contained in a circular frame. The woman pulls cheese off of a shelf. The room in which she stands is dimly lit but light enters through a small, latticed window at the top of the wall. This circular illustration is superimposed over a large branch with flowers and leaves.
Illustrated poem page containing multiple scenes. The boundaries among illustrated scenes are blurred. The poem letterpress is placed in two square borders positioned at the top-right and bottom-left corners of the page. These borders are composed of thick, sketch-line, vertical and horizontal lines. A larger border surrounds both smaller borders and contains the other illustrated scenes. At the top of the page, to the left of the first section of the poem letterpress, a crow is contained in a circular, sketch-like border. Its beak is open and it appears to be vocalizing. Below this scene, at the left side of the page, a crow and a fox are contained in smaller, circular borders. A bunch of flowers and leaves is placed between the two square borders that contain the poem letterpress. The flowers break into the borders. There are also leaves below the bottom edge of the second section of letterpress. At the bottom of the page, to the right of the second section of the poem letterpress, a fox walks behind wild flowers.
Illustrated poem page containing multiple scenes. The boundaries among illustrated scenes are blurred. The largest section of the illustration is centered and contained in a sketch-like, multi-ruled border. At the top, a flock of birds flies around a cluster of trees next to a body of water. An indiscernible, sketch-like figure stands beside the trees. There are boats in the water, and a church stands in the background. The poem letterpress is let in to the space below this illustrated scene; the illustrated scene and poem letterpress overlap in some places. Another illustrated scene is centered below the letterpress. A man and a young girl walk hand-in-hand away from the viewer. They walk toward a low stone wall. There is a row of houses beyond the wall, and a flock of birds flies above the roof tops. These two illustrated scenes and the poem letterpress are partially contained by a multi-part border. The outer part of the border is composed of thick, sketch-like, vertical and horizontal lines. The inner part of the border is composed of thin, sketch-like lines. Three smaller illustrated scenes are placed around the outer border. On the top edge, a fox is contained in a small, rectangular, sketch-like border. A vegetal pattern fills the background behind the fox. On the right edge, a crow perches on a branch in a small, square, sketch-like border. A vegetal pattern fills the background behind the crow. In the bottom-left corner, a light-coloured bird perches on a branch; it is set against a dark background. The bird is contained in a small, circular, sketch-like border. Branches with leaves and flowers emerge from all sides of the illustrated scenes, filling in the remaining blank spaces on the page. Butterflies fly in the bottom-left corner.
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